Meat exporter Moin Qureshi moves bail plea

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, arrested in a money laundering case, was on Friday remanded in judicial custody till September 22 even as he filed a bail application.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply to his bail plea by September 16.

The court sent him to judicial custody after he was presented on the expiry of his four-day custody.

Qureshi was arrested on August 25 by the ED, after it had registered a case against him in 2016 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), for alleged illegal forex dealings and tax evasion.

According to the financial crimes probe agency, Qureshi was being investigated for allegedly remitting funds through hawala channels to Dubai, London, and a few other destinations in Europe.

The ED said that during the course of investigation, certain facts had emerged that constituted omission and commission of certain acts on the part of certain public servants holding high offices in collusion with Qureshi, whereby massive illegal money transactions were carried out.

The agency also said that the records collected from the Income Tax Department had revealed that Qureshi took huge money from various persons for obtaining “undue favours from public servants” after exercising his personal influence.

Qureshi has denied the charges.

–IANS

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