Infamous meat exporter Moin Qureshi was briefly detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday because of a look-out circular that had been issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him in a money laundering case.
Officials reportedly said that the immigration authorities had first alerted the ED after intercepting him. He arrived at the airport on Saturday early morning to travel to Dubai. Subsequently, a team of ED officials arrived and took his custody, said the officials.
According to airport officials, Qureshi told the authorities that he had furnished a bond and got the court nod to travel abroad. Simultaneously, Qureshi got a fax sent in this regard from his legal team to the airport. The money laundering case was registered against Qureshi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) last year. The agency had slapped the fresh charges under PMLA after taking cognisance of the I-T department’s charge sheet (also called prosecution complaint) against Qureshi in their alleged tax evasion case in a local court last year. The ED had alleged that Qureshi sent a “huge amount of funds” through the hawala route to Dubai, London and few other overseas destinations in Europe.