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Controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi returns to India, likely to join ED probe today

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India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:22 Nov 2016, 12:47:09]

Moin Qureshi, the controversial meat exporter, returned to India on Monday night and is today expected to join investigations by Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing his role in a money laundering case.

After his arrival, Qureshi was served a court-issued directive to present himself before the ED by the officials. 

The ED officials said that the businessman is expected to depose before the investigating officer (IO) of the case, as per directives of the court. 

The Delhi High court—while hearing a plea filed by Qureshi—had last month directed him to return to India by mid-November and appear before the agency for questioning in this case. 

The meat exporter is facing probes by ED as well as the I-T department for alleged tax evasion, money laundering among others. 

The I-T department had issued notices to Qureshi under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 as probe led it to few foreign assets owned or held by the meat exporter and his family in an alleged illegal manner as they were not declared or reported to Indian tax authorities.

The case emerged after the tax department first carried out searches against Qureshi and his firm AMQ Group on February 15, 2014. The meat exporter had on October 15 left the country from the IGI airport despite a lookout circular issued by the ED against him.

The agency had asked the CBI to probe the role of public servants in allegedly favouring Qureshi in his deals.

(With PTI inputs)

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Controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi returns to India