New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday issued summons to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi's wife Nasreen to appear before it in connection with its money laundering probe against her husband and others.
Officials said Qureshi's wife Nasreen was handed over the summons to present herself before the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case on December 5, soon after she landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.
Last year, the ED had registered a case against Qureshi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for alleged illegal forex dealings and tax evasion.
Qureshi is being probed for allegedly remitting funds through hawala channels to Dubai, London and a few other destinations in Europe.
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.
Recently, Qureshi managed to hoodwink the immigration authorities at the IGI airport to leave for Dubai by showing an unrelated court order in which he was granted bail, and not the case in which ED issued lookout notice 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.
(With agencies inputs)