ED questions Kunhalikutty in money laundering case | Kerala News

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Thursday questioned the strongman of the Muslim League of Indian Union (IUML), PK Kunhalikutty, in connection with a money laundering scandal.

“I was called as a witness, that’s all,” Kunhalikutty told the media after being summoned by the ED for black money allegations linked to the Chandrika newspaper.

The IUML National Secretary General declared that he had submitted all the required documents.

It is understood that Kunhalikutty was asked about Rs 10 crore allegedly transferred to the daily’s Kochi unit bank account during the demonetization period. Kunhalikutty is a member of the Chandrika board of directors.

The Kerala High Court had asked the ED to investigate allegations that Chandrika’s accounts were used to launder corruption money in connection with the construction of the Palarivattom Flyover.

Even though he was invited to report to the ED office before 11 a.m., Kunhalikutty did not arrive until 4 p.m.

Former Minister KT Jaleel had sparked controversy by recently raising the issue of money laundering in the National Assembly. The issue erupted after the son of IUML’s spiritual leader Panakkad Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, Mueen Ali, made serious allegations against Kunhalikutty.

Mueen Ali was upset that the ED sent repeated notices to his father. He alleged that Kunhalikutty was behind all of the party’s money transactions.

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