New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday mentioned that it has arrested suspended AAP chief Tahir Hussain in a cash laundering case in relation to the northeast Delhi riots in February this 12 months.
An ED official mentioned that the company arrested Hussain underneath the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and has additionally obtained six days custodial remand from a Delhi Courtroom.
Earlier within the day, he was delivered to the ED headquarters for questioning, the place he’s being questioned about funding for the Delhi riots and the hawala operators with whom he was in contact.
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The official added that he’s additionally being questioned about his relations with Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad.
The ED official mentioned that Hussain has been arrested by the company for his position in cash laundering and funding of anti-CAA protests and organizing riots in northeast Delhi in February.
The official mentioned that the case is predicated on a number of FIRs registered by the Crime Department and Dayalpur Police Station, Delhi Police underneath a number of sections of the IPC, that are scheduled offences underneath the PMLA.
The official mentioned that in the course of the probe it was discovered that corporations owned or managed by Hussain and his relations transferred large quantities of cash to doubtful entities which was returned by them in money.
“The cash received by Hussain was used to fuel the anti-CAA protests and Delhi riots. Probe also revealed involvement of Hussain and his companies in illegal laundering of money in the past too,” the official mentioned.
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The ED mentioned that searches at his and his members of the family’ residential and enterprise premises in Delhi and Noida and Larger Noida on June 23 led to the restoration of incriminating paperwork and proof together with faux invoices which had been used for the fraudulent switch of cash.
Over the previous few days, Hussain was interrogated by ED officers in Tihar Jail whereas underneath arrest by Delhi Police. Subsequently he was arrested underneath the PMLA for his position in cash laundering.