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UP police takes CFI leader Rauf Shareef into custody in Hathras case

Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested Campus Front of India national secretary Rauf Shareef in a case registered against journalist Siddique Kappan and three others in Mathura a day after Shareef was granted bail by the Special Court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case.

According to UP Police officials, the new arrest is in connection with a case of funding and stirring up protests after the assault and death of the Dalit woman in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

Police arrested Shareef after bringing him on production warrant.

On Friday, while granting bail, the Kochi court ruled out ED’s version that around 20 million found in the bank accounts was ‘proceeds of crime’ which was allegedly used to fund anti-CAA protest, Delhi riots and attempt to disturb communal and social harmony after the Hathras incident.

The court also rejected ED’s plea seeking to move the case to Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

However, Shareef has decided not to execute the bail because he fears the UP Police will arrest him in a case registered against journalist Siddique Kappan, two CFI leaders and a cab driver in Mathura.

(This is a developing story)

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