By Aakanksha Khajuria
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) “Moin Akhtar Qureshi was in touch with senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),” stated the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before a special court in a money laundering case.
The ED filed a second supplementary charge sheet naming Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Babu Sana, a close aide of controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, on Saturday.
Sana was arrested last year in a case relating to alleged purchase of shares worth Rs 50 lakh of a company linked to Qureshi. He is the ninth accused in the case and is currently out on bail.
“Moin Akhtar Qureshi was in touch with senior officer(s) of CBI. He would collect money from different individuals either directly or through his agents such as Sathish Babu Sana to influence the cases being investigated by CBI,” the investigating agency said in the charge sheet.
The charge sheet, filed through Special Public Prosecutor N.K. Matta, asserted that a new money trail has been unearthed.
Among other things, it states that Satish Babu Sana arranged meeting of former Andhra Pradesh Miniter Mohammed Ali Shabbir with Moin Qureshi in connection with MMTC case.
“It is also an admitted fact that Moin Akhtar Qureshi agreed to help him through this contact in CBI for a consideration of Rs 2 crore,” the chargesheet submitted.
It has been revealed that various meeting were held for seeking help in the matter from then CBI Director, it further added.
“During one of the meeting, Moin Akhtar Qureshi went to meet the then director of CBI and after coming back from there he told them that work will be done.”
Special Judge Anuradha Shukla Bharadwaj will take cognizance of the charge sheet on February 28.
In October 2018, on the basis of a complaint filed by Sana, a case was registered against then CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
Sana had then alleged that he paid a bribe to get relief in the Moin Qureshi case.
Earlier this week, CBI also filed a charge sheet in the case and gave clean chit to Asthana in the case of alleged corruption.