ED raids 19 locations to investigate Tablighi Jamaat Money Laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Wednesday, August 19, raided 19 locations across 4 cities in the Tablighi Jamaat Money Laundering case. ED is conducting search operations at 7 locations in Delhi, 5 locations in Mumbai, 4 locations in Hyderabad, and 3 locations in Kerala.
The investigating agency is conducting raids to collect more evidence of the money-laundering activities by the Muslim religious organization. ED is trying to establish the trail of funds spent to organize various religious events by Tablighi Jamaat across India.
ED is also conducting raids at Delhi-based Tablighi Jamaat’s Chief Maulana Saad’s residence.
The Enforcement Directorate started its investigation in the month of April this year under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. In April, Delhi Police’s Crime Branch registered an FIR against the Jamaat chief Maulana Muhammad Saad, and five others on charges of violating nationwide lockdown restrictions.
Later, it was found that the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi was hosting a gathering of more than 4,000 Muslims who had accumulated from more than 15 countries. During a search operation, the Crime Branch found evidence of funding received by Saad from across the globe.