ED grills AAP councillor Tahir Hussain for funding anti-CAA protests

By Coreena Suares  Published on  31 Aug 2020 10:33 AM GMT
ED grills AAP councillor Tahir Hussain for funding anti-CAA protests

New Delhi: Sleuths Enforcement Directorate arrested suspended Aam Admi Party Councillor Tahir Hussain under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and has secured 06 days custodial remand from the Ld ASG, Karkardooma Court, Delhi.

Tahir Hussain has been arrested following investigation into his role in money laundering and funding of anti-CAA protests and organizing riots in North-East Delhi during February, 2020.

ED is investigating the case based on multiple FIRs registered by Crime branch and Dayalpur Police Station, Delhi Police under Sections 302, 385, 307 & 120B of IPC which are scheduled offences under PMLA.

Investigation revealed that companies owned/controlled by Tahir Hussain and his relatives transferred huge amounts of money to dubious entities,entry operators which was returned by them in cash. The cash received by Tahir Hussain through entry operators was used to fuel the anti-CAA protests and Delhi riots.

Investigations also reveal involvement of Tahir Hussain and his companies in illegal laundering of money in the past too.

Searches were conducted by the ED at the residential and business premises of Hussain and his relatives, associates in Delhi and NOIDA, Greater NOIDA. The officials seized incriminating documents and evidences including fake invoices which were used for the fraudulent transfer of money.

Over the past few days, accused Tahir Hussain was interrogated by ED officers in Tihar Jail while under arrest by Delhi Police. Subsequently he was arrested under PMLA for his role in money laundering. Today he has been brought to ED office for custodial interrogation.

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