Delhi Police Write To ED To Probe Money Laundering Angle In Jahangirpuri Violence

| Updated: 22 April, 2022 6:07 pm IST
Main accused Anshar

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has written to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate charges of money laundering against Ansar, the prime accused in the Jahangirpuri violence that left nine people injured on Saturday, sources said.

“The Delhi police commissioner has written a letter to the ED asking it to take action under PMLA against Ansar in the Jahangirpuri violence case,” a source in the Delhi Police told The New Indian.

The source said that Asthana had written to the ED Director to probe Ansar’s financial details and properties registered in his name.

Meanwhile, a source in the ED source said that it is reviewing the letter and is expected to take a call soon.

Stone-pelting and arson were reported in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri during clashes that broke out allegedly after stone-pelting on Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra on Saturday evening, leaving nine persons including 7 policemen injured.

The Delhi Police has already charged most of the accused including Ansar under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) in the violence case.

Ansar was arrested by the Delhi Police on April 17 and sent to police custody by a court. Police in its remand copy stated that Ansar, along with his four-five companions reached near the mosque and allegedly started the ruckus, which acted as a trigger point for clashes between the two communities.

As per Delhi Police officials, Ansar is a known history-sheeter of the area and has a record of his criminal history since 2007.

The source said that Ansar is said to be running a bootlegging business and gambling racket in the area and has been taken into preventive custody a number of times in the past.

He has a total of seven FIRs have been registered against him.

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