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Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case accused seeks interim bail for hospitalisation of mother

New Delhi: The accused in a Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case, Qausar Imam Siddiqui, has sought 30 days' interim bail. He sought relief on the ground of hospitalisation of his mother and to support his children in their education.

A special judge, Rakesh Syal on Wednesday granted time to Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply on the application.

Siddiqui has moved an application through advocate Hemant Shah while ED had filed a charge sheet against four accused and one firm in this case.

A notice was issued earlier regarding this case. Now, the matter has been listed for June 3.

It is stated that his mother is ill and needs hospitalisation.

On January 19, the court took Cognizance of the Prosecution Complaint (Charge sheet) filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

ED has filed charge sheet against four persons, namely Zeeshan Haider, his partnership firm Sky Power, Javed Imam Siddiqui, Dawood Nasir and Qausar Imam Siddiqui.

ED has alleged money laundering in purchase and sale of Rs. 36 crore property on behest of AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan.

It is alleged by the ED that a property worth Rs. 36 crore was purchased with ill-gotten money at the behest of AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan. He himself handed over Rs. 8 crore in cash.

In response to a question related to the role of Amanat Ullah Khan, ED's counsel submitted that further investigation related to the role of other accused is currently going on.

A Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Manish Jain submitted the allegations in predicate offence related to irregularities in Delhi Waqf Board. He submitted how the main accused Amanat Ullah was involved in corrupt practices.

There are allegations of misappropriation and siphoning of funds.

The allegations are that Rs100 crore property was misappropriated and jobs were provided to people in Delhi Waqf Board.

It was also submitted that during investigation of this PMLA case, ED considered that the FIRs were registered earlier by the CBI, ACB and Delhi police.

It was further submitted that Anti-Corruption Bureau requested an investigation under PMLA against MLA and then chairperson Amanat Ullah Khan. Properties allegedly were made at Delhi, Telangana and Uttarakhand with alleged ill-gotten money.

ACB conducted searches at the premises owned and controlled by Hamid Ali Khan and Qausar Imam Siddiqui. Incriminating evidence and illegal weapons were recovered.

During the searches, three diaries were also recovered. Qausar Imam Siddiqui was maintaining these diaries, the agency said. 

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