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Who is Moin Qureshi, the billionaire meat exporter

By Vicky

Who is Moin Qureshi, the meat exporter who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. He is a meat exporter from Kanpur. He is alleged to be a well connected man in the power corridors.

Moin Qureshi

Moin Akthar Quireshi studied at the Dehradun's Doon School and St Stephens College in Delhi. After studies he set up a small slaughterhouse in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh and in a quick span of time became the biggest meat exporters in the country.

Although he has several companies the flagship one is AQM which exports meat. He is a billionaire and owns a farm at the Chahattarpur, Delhi. The farm was designed by famous French architect Jean-Louis Deniot and it featured on the cover of leading design magazine, Elle Decor.

Read | Meat exporter Moin Qureshi arrested by ED

In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had taken his name. He even said that due to protection by Sonia Gandhi, he was safe. He has not been probed despite being under the radar, Modi had said.

Qureshi has a daughter, Pernia who runs a fashion store. She is married to a London based chartered accountant Ajith Prasad's son, Arjun. The family is closely related to former union minister Jitin Prasad.

Biggest evader of tax:

Qureshi is alleged to be the biggest evader of Income Tax. The ED is investigating cases against him in which it is alleged that he stashed away Rs 200 crore abroad. He was under the scanner of the IT in 2011 following the grand wedding of his daughter.

Now he is hot on the scanner of various investigating agencies. The ED has registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The ED has served several notices to Qureshi under the 2015-black money act for maintaining undisclosed bank accounts having over Rs 100 crore.

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