Delhi riots: Court sends suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain to 14-days judicial custody

New Delhi, September 10

A Delhi court docket on Thursday despatched suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain to judicial custody for 14 days in a cash laundering case associated to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was probing the allegation that Hussain and his linked individuals laundered about Rs 1.10 crore funds, by utilizing purported shell or dummy corporations, to gasoline the protests towards the Citizenship Amendment Act and the riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat despatched Hussain to judicial custody after the probe company didn’t search his additional custodial interrogation.

The court docket had earlier despatched him to ED custody for 3 days within the case.

ED’s Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta had earlier instructed the court docket that Hussain was allegedly concerned in cash laundering and numerous different fraudulent acts of dishonest, falsification and forgery of paperwork, and felony conspiracy.

Matta had stated the ED has seized a number of incriminating paperwork and digital gadgets after conducting searches at numerous premises.

“Statements of several persons have been recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and WhatsApp chats, bogus invoices and other incriminating documents have been recovered,” the general public prosecutor had stated.

ED additional alleged that Hussain had entered right into a felony conspiracy by fraudulently transferring cash from the accounts of many corporations.

The cash so obtained is allegedly proceeds of crime which have been then used for committing numerous different scheduled offences, the company had claimed.

Senior advocate KK Manan, showing for Hussain, had claimed that the accused was a sufferer of circumstances and was not required for custodial interrogation as he confronted the specter of torture.

Hussain was arrested in reference to the riots in northeast Delhi in February. He has additionally been booked underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a conspiracy case associated to the riots.

He was additionally arrested in reference to the alleged homicide of IB official Ankit Sharma throughout the riots.

Communal clashes had damaged out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship regulation supporters and protesters spiralled uncontrolled, leaving a minimum of 53 individuals useless and round 200 injured. PTI


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