Accused Kanpur riots bank accounts under scanner

Sources said Hayat has two other bank accounts from which transactions were also made.

“So far, transactions worth Rs 47.6 crore have been made from the other three accounts over the past three years. Now the accounts show a balance of just Rs 11 lakh. ED may also question him and his associates regarding foreign funding, if any,” the SIT official said.

These accounts were opened in 2019.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights has called on the police to investigate whether minors were also used as shields during the May 3 clashes and to take action against those responsible.

On behalf of the Commission, a letter was sent to the State Police Headquarters and Kanpur Police Commissioner to order action against these persons under the Child Protection Act.

After coming across the posters that the police had made viral on Monday, a teenager went to Colonelganj police station on Tuesday.

When the underage boy’s family saw his picture on the poster, they took him to Colonelganj police station.

The Commission requested that the case be investigated by registering a case under the section of the Juvenile Justice Act and the IPC.

The Commission also asked to produce the minor, who went to Colonelganj before the Child Protection Committee.

The violence that erupted in Beconganj and neighboring areas of Kanpur on June 3 when some people attempted to stage a protest and demanded residents close down their business establishments following allegedly religiously insulting remarks made by BJP leader Nupur Sharma.

At least a dozen people were injured in the stone throwing and 57 arrests were made.

Shawanda H. Saldana