Following complaints from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the CBI has today registered an FIR against meat exporter Moin Qureshi in a graft case. In connection with the case filed against Qureshi, the CBI has named its former chief AP Singh in the FIR and has further carried out searches at his residence. While the CBI conducted raids in four cities, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad and Chennai, in connection with the FIR against Qureshi, searches were also conducted at several sites, including the premises of businessman Pradeep Koneru. Koneru’s name also figured in the disproportionate assets case against Jagan Reddy.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax (I-T) department has been probing Moin Qureshi for alleged connection in tax evasion, money-laundering and related offences. The case had earlier, in November been referred to the CBI by the ED, which mentioned that Qureshi had been accepting and moving money on behalf of public servants. With reference from the ED urging the probe agency to further investigate the case, CBI officials had confirmed that they had been examining the allegations in it.
According to a report by The Indian Express, a CBI official said, “We have received the reference from the ED and are examining it. No preliminary inquiry or formal case has yet been registered.”