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Money laundering case registered against many including main accused Ansar

New Delhi, April 23 (Agency)

The ED has registered a case of money laundering against various suspects, including Mohd Ansar (35), the main accused in the recent violence in Jahangirpuri. Officials gave this information on Saturday. The federal agency has filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ED’s ECIR is similar to police’s FIR.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana recently wrote a letter to the ED requesting the agency (ED) to conduct a money laundering probe. Officials said that following these complaints lodged with the police, the ED has registered a case.

During the procession taken out on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Jahangirpuri on Saturday, there was a clash between two communities, in which eight policemen and a local resident were injured. Police said that during preliminary investigation, it has come to the fore that Ansar has money in several bank accounts and also has several properties, which were allegedly bought with gambling money.

So far, the police have arrested 25 people in the Jahangirpuri violence case while two minors have also been apprehended. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police is probing the matter. A case has been registered against 5 accused including Ansar under strict sections of the National Security Act (RAsuka).

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