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HC raises Moin Qureshi's security deposit to Rs 6 cr for travelling abroad

HC raises Moin Qureshis security deposit to Rs 6 cr for travelling abroad

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday increased the security amount from Rs 2 crore to Rs 6 crore to be deposited by controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi, accused in a cheating and corruption case, to travel to the UAE and Pakistan.

Justice Sunil Gaur increased the amount after noting that a co-accused in the case, businessman Pradeep Koneru, was allowed to travel abroad on furnishing of a security deposit of Rs 6 crore.

The court passed the order on the plea of CBI which requested that the security deposited be increased to Rs 6 crore, contending that the trial court ought to have mandated higher amount as was done by the high court for the co-accused in the case.

Qureshi, on February 1, was allowed by a trial court to travel to the UAE from February 15-23 for attending the Gulf Food Festival and to Pakistan from March 6-20 to attend his niece's wedding.

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