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Moin Qureshi gets bail in PMLA case with Rs 4 lakh as bond and surety

In his bail application, the accused had told the court that no purpose would be served by keeping him in further custody.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi High Court dismisses businessman Moin Qureshi's plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. (Photo: ANI)
Moin Qureshi (Photo: ANI)

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Special judge Arun Bharadwaj, who had reserved the order on Qureshi's application on December 4, gave him the relief on a personal bond of Rs two lakh and a surety of a like amount.

The had earlier this month opposed the bail plea of Qureshi, saying he could hamper the ongoing investigation, after which the had reserved its verdict.

ED special counsel N K Matta had alleged that Qureshi, arrested on August 25, should not be granted the relief as the allegations levelled against him were grave and there were chances that he may flee from justice if enlarged on bail.

In his bail application, the accused had told the that no purpose would be served by keeping him in further custody.

He had said that the probe in the case was over and he was not required further by the ED.

The ED had earlier claimed in the court that "the witnesses have confirmed in their statements that they have delivered crores of rupees for Qureshi and his associates through his employees...."

The agency had also alleged that Qureshi was involved in through Delhi-based hawala operators Parvez Ali of Turkman Gate and M/s South Money Changer (DAMINI) in Greater Kailash-1.

According to the agency, Qureshi was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) a he was "not cooperating in the probe".

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 11:40 IST
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