ED files money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat leader Kandhalvi

A criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been filed, a senior official said

Delhi Police have refuted claims that a purported audio by Tablighi Jamat chief Maulana Saad asking Muslims not to follow social distancing norms for COVID-19, was doctored. Photo: Twitter

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, trusts linked to the Jamaat and others, officials said on Thursday (April 16).

They said an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) has been filed by the agency based on a Delhi Police FIR.

A criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been filed, a senior official said.

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The Delhi Police’s crime branch had, on March 31, lodged an FIR against seven people, including the cleric, on a complaint by Station House Officer of Nizamuddin police station for holding a congregation of Tablighi Jamaat followers in alleged violation of the orders against large gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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