The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday opposed the bail application of controversial meat exporter
Moin Qureshi, who has been arrested in a money laundering case.
In a written submission filed before Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj, the central probe agency said the offences allegedly committed by the accused were serious in nature and he should not be granted relief. Special public prosecutor N K Matta, appearing for the ED, claimed the accused was likely to hamper the ongoing probe if relief was granted.
The court put up the matter for arguments on Thursday. The accused, currently in jail, has claimed in his application that he should be granted bail as he was not required for further probe and the investigation had been completed. The agency had earlier claimed in the court that “the witnesses have confirmed in their statements that they have delivered crores of rupees for Qureshi and his associates through his employees”.
It had also alleged that Qureshi was involved in hawala transactions through Delhi-based hawala operators Parvez Ali of Turkman Gate and M/s South Delhi Money Changer (DAMINI) in Greater Kailash-1. According to the agency, Qureshi was arrested on August 25 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after the police alleged he was “not cooperating in the probe”.