Guwahati: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids at 19 places across 4 locations in the Tablighi Jamaat money laundering case.
The probe agency in searching at 7 locations in Delhi, 5 locations in Mumbai, 4 locations in Hyderabad, and 3 places in Kerala.
According to a probe agency official, ED is also conducting raids at Delhi-based Tablighi Jamaat's Chief Maulana Saad's residence.
The ED raids are being carried out to collect more evidence on suspected money-laundering activities. The probe is looking at the funds spent by the Jamaat authorities for organizing various religious events across the nation.
In April, the central probe agency had first started its investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
Delhi Police's Crime Branch's FIR was registered against the Jamaat chief Maulana Muhammad Saad, and five others on charges of violating nationwide lockdown restrictions that had been enforced from March 25 in a bid arrest the spread of the virus.
As per reports, the Jamaat's source of funding is being probed by ED along with finances received by Saad from across the globe. The funds were used for the religious congregation in Delhi and the travel Jamaatis from over 20 countries in the world.
It is to be mentioned that the Central government had blamed Jamaat members as initial super-spreaders of the viral outbreak when around 26,000 of their contacts were quarantined across the country.
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