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ED arrests meat exporter Moin Qureshi from Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested prominent meat exporter Moin Qureshi from Delhi and will produce him before a local court later today. Qureshi was arrested by ED sleuths after an extensive questioning.

Qureshi has been arrested under the Money Laundering Act. He has been accused of conducting illegal transactions.

The meat exporter from Kanpur, hit headlines in October last year after he was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He was arrested while he was on his way to board a flight to Dubai.

He was said to be well connected with the power corridors during the UPA regime. Even the CBI director was said to have been among his friends. He is also known to have good relations with NDA leaders.

Qureshi owns a farm at Delhi's Chhattarpur, designed by celebrated French architect Jean-Louis Deniot. It featured on the cover of leading design magazine, Elle Decor.

His daughter Pernia runs a fashion store. She is married to London-based chartered accountant Ajith Prasad's son, Arjun. They are closely related to former union minister Jitin Prasad.

Under the new Black Money Act, Moin Qureshi is said to be among the biggest evaders of income tax in the country. ED is understood to be investigating funds totalling about Rs 200 crore stashed abroad by Qureshi.

Qureshi first came under the IT scanner in 2011 soon after the wedding of his daughter, Pernia. He had flown in famous sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to entertain his guests.