Danish Khan, a suspected member of PFI being escorted by police

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a fresh case against Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the violent protests against amended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said. India Today has learned that a new case has been filed against two persons, an alleged member of the PFI, including Mohammed Danish Khan. The Special Cell of Delhi Police recently arrested Danish Khan on charges of spreading fake propaganda and fanning violence using social media platforms during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. According to sources, the financial probe agency has taken cognisance of the FIR lodged by Delhi Police naming Khan.

Danish Khan, the 33-year-old resident of Trilokpuri, is under the custody of Delhi Police till Friday. Sources say that Khan was spreading fake propaganda as information war and was also part of many protests. Police also came across recent financial transactions related to PFI they term suspicious’. Now, the ED will also be looking at who was financing Khan to spread propaganda which was used in the violent protests.

The probe agency is already investigating PFI’s financial transactions in connection with violent protests in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country. ED claims several crores were deposited in multiple accounts linked to PFI members during the violent protests. Sources say that the money received by PFI was withdrawn in a small amount and was later used to sponsor violent protests.