Jahangirpuri riots: Crime Branch asks ED to launch money laundering probe against accused Ansar

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police, which is probing the Jahangirpuri violence case, has asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to initiate a money laundering probe against prime accused Mohammad Ansar Shaikh.

According to Crime Branch sources, Ansar has amassed huge wealth, which was probably done through misappropriation of money.

The Crime Branch, in a letter on April 21, requested the ED to initiate probe against him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and, if they find evidence, register a case under appropriate sections.

This move could create more trouble for Ansar. The agency fighting the financial crime will first collect the copies of the FIR in the case apart from other documents relating to the assets to arrive at a conclusion.

“If they register a PMLA case, a nationwide investigation will be launched against Ansar. All properties purchased by him and his family members will be probed. If these are purchased with proceeds of crimes, then the properties will be confiscated,” said a source.

ED may respond to the request soon.

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