CBI examines reference from ED to probe meat exporter Moin Qureshi
CBI is examining a reference from Enforcement Directorate to probe alleged role of public servants in a money laundering case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi who is also facing other money laundering and tax evasion cases.
New Delhi: CBI is examining a reference from Enforcement Directorate to probe alleged role of public servants in a money laundering case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi who is also facing other money laundering and tax evasion cases.
The Enforcement Directorate has asked CBI to probe allegations of corruption against public servants in connection with the case, CBI sources said today.
So far no preliminary enquiry has been initiated and the reference from Enforcement Directorate is at the stage of examination only, they claimed.
The reference does not name any former CBI Chief to be probed, the sources said.
The meat exporter is facing probes by Enforcement Directorate as well as Income Tax Department for alleged tax evasion, money laundering among others.
Income Tax Department had issued notices to Qureshi under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 as probe led it to few foreign assets owned or held by the meat exporter and his family in an alleged illegal manner as they were not declared or reported to Indian tax authorities.
Qureshi is also facing charges of money laundering and hawala-like dealings and is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
The case emerged after Income Tax Department first carried out searches against Qureshi and his firm AMQ Group on February 15, 2014.
The meat exporter was recently in news after he left the country from the IGI airport here despite a Look Out Circular issued by the ED against him.
He subsequently approached a local court here which had stayed till November 16 the Look Out Circular by ED to detain him at the entry-exit points in India and directed him to appear before the agency on November 22.