The Indian government is going after the meat exporter Moin Qureshi who has been the key reason for turmoil in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Economic Times has reported.
Qureshi is accused of bribing top officials of CBI and routing money through hawala channels. Close to 45 bank accounts in foreign countries have been identified by CBI which have been used to park proceeds of crime with twenty of the accounts in the US and eight in France. United Kingdom (4), Singapore (2), Italy (1), Ireland (1), UAE (1) are harbouring rest of the suspected accounts.
Letters Rogatory (LRs) have been issued to Singapore and Hong Kong as part of the proceedings. The CBI is also preparing LRs to the United Kingdom, France, Dubai, Switzerland and the United States. LR is a formal request from a court to a foreign court for judicial assistance.
CBI and ED have also accused Qureshi of using the firms M/s Barro Holdings, M/s Bulova Holdings in Seychelles and M/s Noyce Consultancy for money laundering. Investigative agencies had opposed the businessman’s plea to visit Dubai and France. But the court allowed him to travel due to the absence of fresh evidence against him.
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