ED files charge sheet against Tahir Hussain in money laundering case

  • | Saturday | 17th October, 2020

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday filed a charge-sheet in a Delhi court against former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in a money laundering case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat took cognisance of the offences under section 3 (money laundering) read with section 70 (offences by companies) punishable under section 4 ofthe Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 against Hussain and co-accused Amit Gupta. The ED also alleged that Hussain had entered into a criminal conspiracy by fraudulently transferring money from the accounts of many companies. This money, which was allegedly proceeds of crime, was used for committing various other scheduled offences, the agency had claimed. Senior advocate K K Manan and advocate Rizwan, appearing for Hussain, had claimed that he was a victim of circumstances and was falsely implicated in the case.

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