On Thursday, the Enforcement Directorate accused journalist Rana Ayyub of money laundering and filed complaints against her for fraud. In a previous case involving money laundering against journalist Rana Ayyub for allegedly misusing cash raised in the name of aid and charity through the website ketto.com, the investigation agency seized Rs 1.77 crore from her in February.
An ED official said Ayyub had allegedly misused the funds and diverted them into another account for personal expenses.
According to the allegations, Ayyub, a writer for a major media outlet, defrauded individuals under the guise of Covid-19 by transferring money intended for charity to her own account.
It has been alleged that Ayyub collected funds from general public in the name of a Covid related fundraiser and misused the money. The sources of fund has also been under scanner.