A cost sheet has been filed in opposition to suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain by the Enforcement Directorate in a cash laundering case linked to the Delhi violence, wherein over 50 individuals 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 ample incriminating materials in regards to the involvement of the accused individuals. Thus, cognizance of the offence underneath part three learn with Part 70, punishable underneath Part four of PMLA, 2002 is taken in opposition to accused Tahir Hussain and accused Amit Gupta. The Enforcement Directorate might proceed with additional investigation, as per regulation,” 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 corporations to gas protests in opposition to the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) and the next 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 numerous 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 instances linked to the riots, together with the homicide of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma throughout the violence. He has been charged underneath the stringent anti-terror regulation – Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
Final month, he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and had been underneath 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