ED arrests suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain under provisions of PMLA
The Enforcement Directorate, ED has arrested suspended Aam Aadmi Party, AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, PMLA. ED has secured six days custodial remand.
Tahir Hussain has been arrested by ED in connection with ongoing PMLA investigation into his role in money laundering and funding of anti-CAA protests and organizing riots in North-East Delhi during February this year. The PMLA investigation is based on multiple FIRs registered by Crime branch and Dayalpur Police Station, Delhi Police under various sections of IPC which are scheduled offences under PMLA.
Investigation conducted under PMLA have revealed that companies owned and controlled by Tahir Hussain and his relatives transferred huge amounts of money to dubious entities or entry operators which were returned by them in cash. The cash received by Tahir Hussain through entry operators was used to fuel the anti-CAA protests and Delhi riots. Investigations also reveal involvement of Tahir Hussain and his companies in illegal laundering of money in the past too.
Searches were conducted by the agency at the residential and business premises of Tahir Hussain, his relatives and associates had led to the recovery of incriminating documents and evidence.
Over the past few days, accused Tahir Hussain was interrogated by ED officers in Tihar Jail while under arrest by Delhi Police. Subsequently he was arrested under PMLA for his role in money laundering. Today he was brought to the ED office for custodial interrogation.