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, wherein over 50 folks had been killed. The central company that investigates monetary crimes instructed a Delhi court docket it has sufficient proof to prosecute Tahir Hussain and co-accused Amit Gupta.
Tahir Hussain, who has been lodged in Tihar jail on costs of rioting and homicide, and Amit Gupta, have been summoned to the court docket on October 19.
“There is prima facie sufficient incriminating material about the involvement of the accused persons. Thus, cognizance of the offence under section 3 read with Section 70, punishable under Section 4 of PMLA, 2002 is taken against accused Tahir Hussain and accused Amit Gupta. The Enforcement Directorate may proceed with further investigation, as per law,” the court docket 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 gas protests towards the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the following riots in northeast Delhi in February.
ED’s Special Public Prosecutor N Okay Matta had earlier instructed the court docket that Hussain was allegedly concerned in cash laundering and varied different acts of dishonest, falsification and forgery of paperwork, and felony 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 in the course of the violence. He has been charged beneath the stringent anti-terror legislation – Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Last month, he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and had been beneath judicial custody within the cash laundering case.
The ED, in the meantime, has instructed the court docket that it may well file a supplementary cost sheet within the case.
With inputs from PTI