Delhi Court stays Look out Circular against Qureshi, asks meat exporter to appear before DE next month
Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the look out circular issued against meat exporter Moin Qureshi till November 16, directing him to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning next month.
The controversial meat exporter recently managed to go abroad despite a look-out notice against him after fooling immigration officials using an unrelated court order.
However, refused to grant any interim protection from arrest and taking coercive action against Qureshi in a money laundering case, media reports said.
“Don’t take the line of businessman Vijay Mallya. You have to first appear for questioning. You are not in India. This shows that you do not want to appear. First you return to the country and join the questioning,” the court said.
The Delhi court was considering a plea filed by Qureshi through his daughter, arguing the court to grant him protection from arrest or any coercive action once he joins the investigation.
The ED had yesterday issued fresh summons to Qureshi for questioning, asking him to report before the Investigating Officer next week.
Last week, Qureshi flew to Dubai after creating confusion at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport using an unrelated court order. He pulled off an exit after claiming that he had a court order in his favour when stopped by immigration officials.
Officials later told the home ministry that letting Qureshi go was a “bonafide mistake,” media reports revealed.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya to fully disclose all his foreign assets in four weeks in connection with a case filed by a consortium of banks to bring back Mallya from UK.
A bench comprising justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton F. Nariman directed Mallya to submit the details of his foreign assets with particular details of the cost, address and other key information.