ED takes motion towards ex-BSP MLC Haji Mohammed Iqbal in PMLA case, attaches sugar mills price Rs 1097 cr | India Information
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday hooked up seven sugar mills price over Rs 1,097 crore in a cash laundering case towards former Uttar Pradesh BSP MLC Haji Mohammed Iqbal and his household.
The ED alleged that in Mayawati authorities’s tenure as many as 11 sugar mills had been bought within the title of shell corporations that are below the “management” of Iqbal and his members of the family.
These mills had been acquired by the accused “via laundering of illegitimate cash via varied shell corporations having dummy administrators and sham transactions,” the company alleged.
The central probe company had carried out raids on the premises of the previous Saharanpur-based legislator in October 2020.
The mills “owned” by Iqbal and household are situated in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, Bareilly, Deoria, Hardoi and Barabanki districts and their whole price is Rs 10,97,18,10,250, as per official estimate.
In 2016, the Supreme Courtroom had directed the CBI to conduct a probe towards Iqbal after a public curiosity litigation (PIL) was filed alleging that the previous legislator was indulging in corruption and cash laundering.