New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 (ANI
): Controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi
has returned to India and the Enforcement Directorate has asked him to depose
by this afternoon in connection with its ongoing probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Income Tax department booked Qureshi under the new anti-black money law over alleged untaxed foreign assets owned by him and his family.
Earlier on November 17, the ED had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the role of public servants for allegedly favouring Qureshi.
The Delhi High Court had asked Qureshi to return to India by November 22 and appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering case against him.
The Court on October 26 told Qureshi, "Don't take the line of businessman Vijay Mallya. You have to first appear for questioning. You are not in India
. This shows that you do not want to appear. First you return to the country and join the questioning," the court said, adding it was "not inclined to grant any interim order".
As per sources, the Enforcement Directorate
had booked Qureshi under various Sections of the PMLA
and is investigating funds to the tune of Rs. 200 crore stashed by him abroad.
Qureshi is also facing IT charges of black money for not disclosing income of Rs. 20 crore and during its probe they found that Qureshi had 11 bank lockers, which were in the names of his employees and associates.
The lockers were operated by the employees of Qureshi's AMQ Group. Over Rs. 11.26 crore in cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 8.35 crore were found in these lockers. (ANI