Updated: February 20, 2017 7:53:31 pm
The CBI on Monday registered a case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi in a graft case, on the complaint of Enforcement Directorate (ED). Qureshi has been facing probes by the ED as well as Income-Tax (I-T) Department for alleged tax evasion, money-laundering and related offences. The CBI conducted searches in four cities – Delhi, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad and Chennai- in connection with the FIR against Qureshi, including at the premises of businessman Pradeep Koneru and the residence of its former chief Amar Pratap Singh. Koneru’s name also figured in Jagan Reddy’s money laundering case.
CBI sources said a case has been registered against Qureshi, his employee Aditya Sharma, owner of Trimax group of companies Pradeep Koneru and other unknown persons. Qureshi has been accused of accepting money from several people for securing favours from public servants. The FIR was lodged on a complaint from the Enforcement Directorate, the country’s anti-money laundering probe agency.
According to the CBI sources, a case has also been filed against ex-CBI director AP Singh, a 1974-batch IPS officer, headed the agency between November 30, 2010 and November 30, 2012.
Earlier in November, the ED had sent a reference to the CBI saying that Qureshi was accepting and moving money on behalf of some “public servants” and that the probe agency could investigate this further. CBI officials said the agency was examining the reference and the allegations in it. “We have received the reference from the ED and are examining it. No preliminary inquiry or formal case has yet been registered,” a CBI official said.
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