Trouble seems to be growing for suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain as the Enforcement Directorate filed a case against him and the fundamentalist group Popular Front of India on charges of money laundering and alleged funding of the recent riots in Delhi, officials said on Wednesday.
They said a criminal case against Hussain, who is already facing charges of killing the Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma during the riots in northeast Delhi last month, has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central probe agency.
Similar charges have also been pressed against the Popular Front of India (PFI) which is already facing a separate PMLA probe. Hussain is in the custody of Delhi Police at present.
The officials said the federal agency has taken cognisance of a clutch of FIRs filed by Delhi Police”s Crime Branch to probe the alleged money laundering and routing of illegal funds by Hussain, PFI, and others to purportedly sponsor the communal riots that killed over 50 people.