Enforcement Directorate arrested meat exporter Moin Qureshi in a money laundering case on Friday. The agency will produce Qureshi in court on Saturday.
One of the biggest meat exporters of India, Moin Akhtar Qureshi is considered quite influential in political circles. He is beleved to have had strong ties with UPA regime, even CBI director is said to be his friends. Qureshi has even found mention in PM Narendra Modi's references.
He entered the world of business in 1993 with a small slaughterhouse at Rampur in UP. Over time he became one of the biggest meat exporters in India.
He was reportedly also close with Noida based businessman Ponty Chaddha, but fell out with his sons after his demise.
Some reports claim that he is said to be in the good books of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. During the election campaign in 2014, Modi suggested that due to Sonia Gandhi's protection, Qureshi was not investigated despite being on the radar of the income tax department.
Qureshi claims close ties with at least two former directors of the CBI - AP Singh and Ranjit Sinha.