Covid-19: ED books Tablighi Jamaat leader in money laundering case

The (ED) on Thursday registered a money laundering case in opposition to Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi in reference to alleged doubtful monetary dealings.

The transfer comes after Delhi police had booked a case in opposition to him for violating Covid-19 induced orders, after a number of the attendees of the spiritual congregation died as a result of pandemic.

Kandhalvi had organised the spiritual gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz final month in opposition to the social distancing protocol imposed by the Centre to curb the unfold of the lethal illness.

“We have examined his ( Kandhalvi) funds and the associated accounts. He has obtained some massive sum from a number of sources in India and overseas. We are probing the money trails, mentioned an ED official aware of the event.

PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering) provision additionally covers a number of the provisions of Foreigners Act and sure provisions of Indian Penal code, official defined.

Under the Foreigners Act, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has already cancelled visas of over 900 Tablighis underneath the Foreigners Act and blacklisted them for violation of visa guidelines.

Sources say that enforcement company is analyzing sure hyperlinks of funds and wheather it’s linked with the one behind the protests organised in Delhi and elsewhere in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act. It has alleged that Popular Front of India, amongst others, for financing the protests at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.

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