Report By: Nandika Chand | Last Updated June 23, 2020
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at multiple locations, including the premises of suspended AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in connection to money laundering the Delhi riots case.
Hussain had been booked in March on charges of money laundering. A criminal case had been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He had also been charged under various sections of the IPC for rioting, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and Armts Act.
On Februrary 24, communal clashes had broken out in Northeast Delhi in regards to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The clashes left 53 people dead and about 300 injured.
The AAP councillor’s advocate Javed Ali had told the court in May that Hussain had no criminal antecedents and had been falsely implicated owing to enmity as he is a political person and businessman. The court was told that terrace of Hussain’s house had been used for pelting stones and throwing petrol bombs on police property.
Officials said probe is on in regards to the allegation that Hussain and his linked persons laundered about Rs1.10 crore funds by using purported shell or dummy companies to fuel the anti-CAA protests and riots.
Tahir Hussain is an AAP corporator for ward number 59, under the Mustafabad assembly seat in Delhi. Currently, he is in judicial custody.