New Delhi (ILNS): The Allahabad High Court has directed Haji Mohammad Iqbal, a former Legislative Council member who came under the purview of the Enforcement Directorate investigation on money laundering, to appear before the ED and present his case.
This order has been given by Justice Suneet Kumar on the Petition of Afzal, son of Haji Mohammad Iqbal member of the Legislative Council from the BSP, the Court refused to intervene in the investigation and directed the ED not to take harassment action against Haji Iqbal’s family. Haji Iqbal’s family has been given two weeks to present his case in the ED.
The Allahabad High Court has stayed the harassment proceedings against Haji Iqbal and his family. He has also given time to present his case in the Enforcement Directorate Lucknow in two weeks.
The Court rejected the Petition, and refused to interfere with the Enforcement Directorate’s investigation.
Enforcement Directorate’s case was put forward by Gyan Prakash, Assistant Solicitor General, Government of India. He said that the ED has issued a notice on the charge of money laundering and called to show some papers.
The Petitioner has challenged the notice by not cooperating in the investigation. Money laundering is being investigated against them through fake companies. The ED had first called him on 25 September, now on 22 October.
The Petitioner said that the trial is already running in the company Court. That is why the ED does not have the right to investigate the same case separately. The court said that this objection can be raised before the ED, whatever you have to say, appear before the ED and present your case.
The Enforcement Directorate is investigating allegations of money laundering against Iqbal. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and on Supreme Court’s order. The CBI is also investigating the cases of former MLCs and has conducted raids several times.