New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received complaints of corruption against two former CBI directors from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax (IT) department.
The two former CBI directors have been identified as Ranjit Sinha and A P Singh. The ED has suggested that an FIR be registered against them in connection with the meat exporter Moin Qureshi case.
The CBI told ANI, they are examining the gravity of the charges.
On October 26, the Enforcement Directorate summoned Qureshi, his wife and daughter in the connection with its ongoing probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Enforcement Directorate wanted to know from Qureshi, presently abroad, and his family about an alleged money laundering case.
Earlier on October 16, the Enforcement Directorate detained Qureshi at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He was later allowed to board the flight to Dubai after a brief interrogation during which he showed the court documents granting him permission to visit abroad.
The Enforcement Directorate had earlier issued a Look Out Notice against him.
The agency initially launched a probe against Qureshi for suspected violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act. However, following preliminary investigations, the money laundering case was registered.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a case of money laundering against Qureshi, whose links with senior CBI officers were revealed during an investigation carried out by the Income Tax department.
Qureshi is also facing IT charges of black money for not disclosing income of Rs. 20 crore.
As per sources, the Enforcement Directorate had booked Qureshi under various Sections of the PMLA and is investigating funds to the tune of Rs. 200 crore stashed by him abroad.
The Income Tax department, during its probe, found that Qureshi had 11 bank lockers, which were in the names of his employees and associates.
The lockers were operated by the employees of Qureshi’s AMQ Group. Over Rs. 11.26 crore in cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 8.35 crore were found in these lockers.