Delhi riots: Tahir Hussain's ED custody extended till September 10

Tahir Hussain

A Delhi court on Monday extended the Enforcement Directorate custody of ex-AAP councillor Tahir Hussain till September 10 in a money laundering case against him in connection with the riots in northeast Delhi.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had moved the court seeking nine days' further custody of the former leader on Saturday. The agency had earlier submitted that scheduled offences of money laundering are attracted in three FIRs registered against him in relation to the Delhi riots in February.

Advocates Amit Mahajan and Naveen Kumar Matta, appearing for ED, had submitted that Hussain entered into a criminal conspiracy by fraudulently transferring money from the accounts of many companies.

"The money so obtained are proceeds of crime which were then used for committing various other scheduled offences. We need further remand of him to confront him with several documents, etc.," the ED stated in its plea.

The lawyers also submitted that ED has also conducted searches at various premises and several incriminating documents and digital devices were recovered and seized from the accused's possessions.

"WhatsApp chats, bogus invoices and other incriminating documents have been recovered," the plea filed by the ED stated.

On August 27, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) had cancelled the membership of Hussain and he is no longer a Municipal Councillor from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He was suspended from the post after his name cropped out pursuant to the riots.

--IANS

aka/dpb


(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel