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ED attaches 1.77 cr belonging to Rana Ayyub, alleges money laundering

By | Reported by Neeraj Chauhan
Feb 10, 2022 08:56 PM IST

Journalist Rana Ayyub is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged money laundering case based on an FIR registered by the Uttar Pradesh police in September last year

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

Journalist Rana Ayyub is accused of using money received in donations for personal expenses(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

In his complaint to the UP police, the complainant Vikas Sankrityayan had alleged that Rana Ayyub had illegally acquired public money through relief measure campaigns on Ketto.

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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.

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