Problems for former CBI Director Amar Pratap Singh seem to be far from over as the Enforcement Directorate has registered a case against him and controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi for alleged money laundering. In a related case, the ED has also conducted searches and seized about Rs 3 crore, including an assortment of foreign currency, at the premises of a Delhi-based businessman in the posh Greater Kailash-I area of south Delhi.
The ED, which was probing the role of Qureshi, took cognisance of the FIR by the CBI, which had registered a case against Singh and Qureshi recently. While the ED had earlier booked Qureshi in 2015, based on an Income Tax prosecution case, this is the first time it has booked Singh on criminal charges under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The agency said it held raids at the "business and residential premises of Dharminder Singh Anand and others indulging in hawala transactions in connection with Qureshi". It said a travel and foreign exchange firm "owned" by Anand was "indulging in large scale international hawala activities" to or from Dubai, HK, UK, USA, China, Thailand, Canada and Australia among others.