Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with money laundering probe against him and others.The meat exporter has been arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and would be produced before a court today, they said, alleging that he was not cooperating in the probe.The records collected by the ED from the Income Tax (I-T) Department, in the form of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) messages, has “revealed that Qureshi has taken huge amount of money from different persons for obtaining undue favours from public servants after exercising his personal influence”, it said. “Qureshi has extorted crores of rupees from a businessman from Hyderabad in lieu of the help provided. He was found involved in hawala transactions through Delhi-based hawala operators,” the statement said.
Through them, the agency alleged, the money was transferred to Dubai and then to Paris, London, the US, Hong Kong, Italy and Switzerland.PTI
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