The Chandigarh Police has submitted the details of financial transactions of social activist and theatre artiste Zulfiqar Khan to the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department to probe any irregularities or possibility of money laundering in the case.
“During preliminary investigation, we found that Khan had three accounts in different banks at Panjab University and maintained two bank accounts under the Theatre Age NGO head. The balance in the building account of Zulfiqar’s NGO was Rs 7 lakh in January but increased to around Rs 19 lakh in April. An addition of Rs 12 lakh — solely in donations — needs to be accounted for and thus, we have sent the details to ED for probing,” Inspector Narinder Patial, SHO, Sector 11 police station, said.
The police had seized a register from Zulfiqar’s office in Sector 24 which had payment receipts amounting to a total of Rs 23 lakh. According to the police, the payment receipts were kept separately for Khan’s new NGO project but the particular account was also receiving donations under the NGO head. The contents of Khan’s third account have been submitted to the ED and IT officials for probing.
Police confirmed that a folder containing the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act which was seized during the raid containing data of foreign investments directed to Khan’s Theatre Age NGO had also been submitted to the ED officials for probing.
A senior police official investigating the case said that a list of enrolled students in Khan’s NGO had been procured, and would be used for contacting those students whose letters were seized during the raid. The students would be questioned individually to probe if he was blackmailing or physically abusing them.
The police are also examining a letter written by one of his students which, they claimed, has contents which indicate Khan’s blackmailing of the student.
With two more victims surfacing on Tuesday, the total number of victims on record available with the UT Police has reached four. This is in addition to the complainant who had provided photographs to the police in which Khan is reportedly seen sodomising three children.