A cost sheet has been filed towards suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain by the Enforcement Directorate in a cash laundering case linked to the Delhi violence, by which over 50 folks had been killed. The central company that investigates monetary crimes advised a Delhi courtroom it has sufficient proof to prosecute Tahir Hussain and co-accused Amit Gupta.
Tahir Hussain, who has been lodged in Tihar jail on expenses of rioting and homicide, and Amit Gupta, have been summoned to the courtroom on October 19.
“There’s prima facie enough incriminating materials concerning the involvement of the accused individuals. Thus, cognizance of the offence below part three learn with Part 70, punishable below Part four of PMLA, 2002 is taken towards accused Tahir Hussain and accused Amit Gupta. The Enforcement Directorate could proceed with additional investigation, as per legislation,” the courtroom mentioned.
The company has been probing into the allegations that Hussain and his alleged confederate laundered about Rs 1.10 crore through the use of shell or dummy firms to gasoline protests towards the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) and the following riots in northeast Delhi in February.
ED’s Particular Public Prosecutor N Okay Matta had earlier advised the courtroom that Hussain was allegedly concerned in cash laundering and varied different acts of dishonest, falsification and forgery of paperwork, and legal conspiracy, information company PTI reported.
Tahir Hussain has been accused in a number of circumstances linked to the riots, together with the homicide of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma throughout the violence. He has been charged below the stringent anti-terror legislation – Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
Final month, he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and had been below judicial custody within the cash laundering case.
The ED, in the meantime, has advised the courtroom that it could file a supplementary cost sheet within the case.
With inputs from PTI