Meat exporter Moin Qureshi sent to custody till Aug 31 in money laundering case

A Delhi court on Saturday sent meat exporter Moin Qureshi to a 14-day custody of Enforcement Directorate till August 31 in connection with a money laundering case. 

Meat exporter Moin Qureshi sent to custody till Aug 31 in money laundering case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sent meat exporter Moin Qureshi to a 14-day custody of Enforcement Directorate till August 31 in connection with a money laundering case. 

A controversial businessman, Qureshi was arrested by the ED officials on Friday night in connection with a three-year-old money laundering case. He was arrested in New Delhi after being called in for questioning. The agency further alleged that he was not cooperating in the probe.

He arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was produced before the Delhi's Patiala House court today. 

Qureshi has been under the scanner for alleged tax evasion and hawala-like dealings. Apart from the ED, he's facing probes from the Income Tax department and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for illegal black money hoarding.

The ED registered two FIRs under the PMLA – the first one in 2014, and the second one in 2015.

Several senior public officers, including former CBI Director A P Singh, have also been named in the FIRs. 

Last month, based on intelligence inputs, the ED had carried out searches in two South Delhi vaults, recovering jewellery and documents with suspicious money transactions to foreign countries.