The ED reportedly said that there was evidence of approximately Rs 100 crore being routed to Uttar Pradesh to instigate communal conflict.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said anti-national and anti-social elements were conspiring to trigger riots in Uttar Pradesh. He added that a host of organizations, with the help of foreign funding, were trying to discredit the state's handling of the issue.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 7, 2020, said that there were shreds of evidence of approximately Rs 100 crore coming into bank accounts supposedly related to Popular Front of India (PFI) and Rs 50 crore came from Mauritius to instigate caste and communal conflict. The ED in Lucknow will delve out the FIR registered by Hathras police against the website 'justiceforhathrasvictim.carrd.co,' a website allegedly created to co-ordinate protests and demand justice for the Hathras rape victim. On October 7, 2020, the ED arrested a Delhi-based Kerala journalist, and three other persons with alleged links to the PFI were booked for sedition have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.