On Saturday, the Enforcement Director (ED) filed a chargesheet against former councilor Tahir Hussain, accused in the Delhi riots, in a money laundering case. In the chargesheet, the ED accused Tahir of embezzling money during the riots in north-east Delhi. The ED said arms were bought for about Rs 1.25 crore for the riots.
The court of Karkarduma-based Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat has accepted the chargesheet filed against former councilor Tahir Hussain as well as co-accused Amit Gupta. The ED said in the chargesheet that during the investigation, it was found that Tahir Hussain and his associates had laundered Rs one crore. The money collected for the riots was channeled through shell and dummy organizations in protest of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
According to the indictment, the riots took place in January and the money was used to buy deadly weapons such as petrol, acid, pistols, bullets, swords and knives. The Enforcement Directorate chargesheet claims that a man named Amit Gupta was in favor of Tahir Hussain in the case. In whose name the shell company was opened and money was transferred to it. The indictment further states that Tahir Hussein’s conspiracy killed 53 people and seriously injured more than 200 in riots in February.
Defendant will be produced on the 19th
The court took note of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Department. The court also directed both the accused to appear in court on October 19. In the same process, summons have been issued against Amit Gupta. A production warrant has been issued for the production of Tahir Hussain. The prison administration has been asked to present Hussein via video conferencing on Monday.
These allegations began
-Section 3 (Money Laundering)
Section 70 (Offenses by Companies)
Penalty setting under Section 4 of the Money Laundering Act (Prevention) Act, 2002
The investigation is still ongoing
The ED told the court that the investigation is not over yet, so a supplementary chargesheet could also be filed. NK Matta, a special adviser to the ED, told the court that Hussein was also accused of forgery, document forgery and criminal conspiracy. Offensive materials were seized during raids at several places in his home and office. In addition to these documents, there is also digital evidence.
Tahir’s lawyer said the client suffered in the situation
Former councilor Tahir Hussain’s lawyer KK Manan and Rizwan told the court that his client was a victim of the situation. He has been implicated in a false case. Hussein has been arrested in a number of cases involving riots, but how can one person be present in the place of so many people in one place. Defendant’s attorneys said his client was involved because of political mischief.