Blackmoney case: Court summons Moin Qureshi, staff as accused

New Delhi: Controversial businessman Moin Ahmed Qureshi was today summoned as accused by a Delhi court in a black money case filed by the Income Tax Department for allegedly not disclosing his income of nearly Rs 20 crore.

A meat exporter, Qureshi and his employee Aditya Sharma were directed to appear in the court on March 2 by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma, who took cognisance of the complaint filed against them by the Income Tax (IT) department today.

The court took cognisance of the complaint against them under various provisions of the IT Act relating to making false statement and the IPC for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, giving or fabricating false evidence in a judicial proceeding. A conviction on these charges could fetch a maximum of three years in jail.

IT Department’s Deputy Director Gaurav Pundir filed the complaint through its standing counsel, advocate Brijesh Garg, saying the department was conducting an investigation in the matter and had questioned Qureshi on February 15, 2014 at his residence here. (More) PTI SKV RKS