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Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case: Court reserves order on interim bail plea of Qausar Imam Siddiqui

New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue court on Thursday reserved an order on the interim bail plea of Qausar Imam Siddiqui.
Quasar Imam Siddiqui, who has been chargesheeted in a Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case, has requested a 30-day interim bail on the grounds of his mother's hospitalization and to support his children's education.
Special judge Rakesh Syal reserved the order on the plea for June 7 after hearing the submissions of the defence counsel and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).hospitalisation. Siddiqui had approached the court through advocate Hemant Shah.
The court has also sought a medical status report on the health condition of accused Daud Nasir from the Jail Superintendent. The matter has been listed on July 2 for a hearing.
Advocate Manish Baidwan and Ankit Sharma moved an application on behalf of accused Daud Nasir and submitted that he is suffering from a stone in his stomach.
It is also stated that the accused was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he was referred to Safdarjung Hospital, which recommended that the accused receive proper treatment for his ailment.
The accused has sought permission to take treatment in a private hospital. ED had filed a charge sheet against Four accused and one firm.
On January 19, the court took Cognizance of the Prosecution Complaint (Charge sheet) filed by the ED. ED has charge sheeted four persons Zeeshan Haider, his partner Sky Power, Javed Imam Siddiqui, Dawood Nasir, and Qausar Imam Siddiqui.
ED has alleged money laundering in the purchase and sale of Rs 36 crore property on the behest of AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan. It is alleged by the ED that a property of Rs 36 crore was purchased with ill-gotten money at the behest of AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan. He handed over Rs 8 crore in cash.
In response to a question related to the role of Amanat Ullah Khan, ED's counsel had submitted that further investigation related to the role of others is going on.
Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Manish Jain submitted that the allegations in the predicate offence related to irregularities in Delhi Waqf Board is how the main accused, Amanat Ullah, was involved in corrupt practices. The allegations are that Rs 100 crore property was misappropriated and jobs were provided to people in Delhi Waqf Board. There are allegations of misappropriation and siphoning of funds.
It was also submitted that during the 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 ACB requested for investigation under PMLA against MLA and then chairman Amanat Ullah Khan. Properties allegedly were made in Delhi, Telangana and Uttrakhand 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. Quasar Imam Siddiqui was maintaining these diaries, the agency said.

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