1.77 crores from personal account of journaist seized

Personal expenses, fixed deposit in father’s name, transfers to her sister out of public funds are some allegations on Leftwing Islamist Journaist Rana Ayyub.

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached ₹1.77 crore belonging to journalist Rana Ayyub for alleged money laundering.

The central probe agency has accused Ayyub of using money received as donations for personal expenses.

Both ED and the Income Tax department are investigating the financial transactions in the matter.

ED has claimed that Ayyub received foreign donations without having any approval under FCRA (foreign contribution regulation act), mandatory to receive any funding from abroad.

The ED had initiated a probe against Ayyub last year based on an FIR filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police in September.