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More trouble for Zubair? Police claims Rs 50 lakh transactions in account in 3 months

A leading portal citing sources claims that those who transferred funds to the account of AltNews are under the scanner of agencies and soon the ED sleuths may launch a probe into money laundering charges.

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New Delhi: A day after the arrest of Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact checking website AltNews, the Delhi Police’s cyber crime unit is planning to look into his financial transactions and also electronic devices.

According to reports, the Delhi Police has found financial transactions to the tune of Rs 50 lakh in account linked to the AltNews website within three months. The police wants to know about the source of ‘unaccounted’ wealth and it may soon write to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax Department.

A leading portal citing sources claims that those who transferred funds to the account of AltNews are under the scanner of agencies and soon the ED sleuths may launch a probe into money laundering charges. The cops are currently looking for those behind mammoth contributions to the fact-checker’s portal and also if it was ‘motivated’ or voluntary.

The cops have also said that Zubair has been evasive and not co-operating in the investigations. It was on this ground that the cops sought his further custody and he was sent to 4-day remand.

Mohammed Zubair

Liberals have raised hue and cry over his arrest to which the DCP (Cyber Cell) clarified that Zubair’s objectionable tweet has created a furore and harmed communal harmony.

“During qizzing, he remained evasive & also his phone was formatted, this formed the ground for his arrest,” he said.
Responding over arrest on 2018 tweet, he said that this didn’t matter in the investigation of a case.

Zubair was arrested on charges of promoting enmity and hurting religious sentiments through a post on Twitter in which a ‘deliberate’ insult was meted out to the God of a particular religion.

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