The Delhi High Court today (30 August) sought a response from the government and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi’s plea challenging his arrest in a money laundering case, reported the Indian Express.
According to the report, a bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Nazmi Waziri issued a notice to the government and the ED, asking them to file a reply within five days.
During the hearing, Qureshi’s advocate R K Handoo contended that the ED illegally detained Qureshi, claiming that he had been directly arrested when called in for questioning and was not informed about the charges of his arrest.
The ED arrested meat exporter Qureshi on Saturday (30 August) in connection with a money laundering case. The billionaire meat exporter was arrested in Delhi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Qureshi is also facing income tax charges of holding black money for not disclosing income of Rs 20 crore.
The ED is reportedly investigating funds to the tune of Rs 200 crore allegedly stashed by him abroad.
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