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Delhi Waqf Board Scandal: Accused Appeals Bail For Mother's Hospitalization

Kausar Imam Siddiqui, who is facing charges in a Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case, has requested a 30-day interim bail citing his mother’s hospitalization and the need to provide educational support to his children. Special Judge Rakesh Syal has granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) time to respond to this application, with the decision made […]

Delhi Waqf Board Scandal: Accused Appeals Bail For Mother's Hospitalization
Delhi Waqf Board Scandal: Accused Appeals Bail For Mother's Hospitalization

Kausar Imam Siddiqui, who is facing charges in a Delhi Waqf Board money laundering case, has requested a 30-day interim bail citing his mother’s hospitalization and the need to provide educational support to his children.

Special Judge Rakesh Syal has granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) time to respond to this application, with the decision made on Wednesday.

Siddiqui, represented by advocate Hemant Shah, has applied, whereas the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against four individuals and a company in this case. A previous notice had been issued regarding this matter, and it is now scheduled for a hearing on June 3. It is stated that his mother is ill and needs hospitalization.

ED has filed charges against four individuals: Zeeshan Haider, his partnership firm Sky Power, Javed Imam Siddiqui, Dawood Nasir, and Kausar Imam Siddiqui. It accused them of money laundering in connection with the purchase and sale of property valued at Rs. 36 crores, allegedly orchestrated by AAP MLA Amanat Ullah Khan. Reportedly, the property was bought with illicit funds, and Amanat Ullah Khan personally delivered Rs. 8 crores in cash.

In response to a query about Amanat Ullah Khan’s involvement, the ED’s counsel stated that the investigation concerning the roles of other accused individuals is still ongoing.

Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Manish Jain presented allegations of irregularities in the Delhi Waqf Board, detailing the involvement of the main accused, Amanat Ullah, in corrupt practices. The charges include misappropriation and siphoning of funds, with Rs. 100 crore worth of property misappropriated, and jobs provided improperly.

It was submitted that the ED, during its PMLA investigation, considered FIRs filed earlier by the CBI, ACB, and Delhi Police. The Anti-Corruption Bureau requested a PMLA investigation against MLA and former chairperson Amanat Ullah Khan, alleging properties were made in Delhi, Telangana, and Uttarakhand with ill-gotten money.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) carried out searches at properties owned and controlled by Hamid Ali Khan and Kausar Imam Siddiqui, uncovering incriminating evidence and illegal weapons. Additionally, three diaries were found during the searches, which were reportedly maintained by Kausar Imam Siddiqui, according to the agency.

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