Last year, ED filed a case against Ansari under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act over an FIR alleging land grabbing by the donation’s associates in the village of Raina in Mau. They had fraudulently donated the government land to a private company for rent of Rs 1.7 crore per annum for seven years.
Shakeel Haider, a resident of Alawalpur Mohammadabad in Mau resides in Lucknow and is also a director of Hind Concrete Products Private Ltd. The Company is engaged in the manufacture of pipes, interlocking tiles and concrete blocks. It is alleged that Shakeel and his associates took out a loan of Rs 25.63 crore from PNB (formerly United Bank of India) a few years ago while preparing balance sheets, ED sources said. Subsequently, the company’s properties were mortgaged and its accounts were declared non-performing assets (NPA) due to non-payment of loans. Shortly after, the bank’s deputy managing director, Shyam Narayan Pandey, filed a complaint with CBI.
The investigative agency registered a case against Shakeel, his company and five others under the Prevention of Corruption, Dishonesty and Criminal Conspiracy Act. Now ED has filed a money laundering case based on the CBI case.
ED also included four cases filed against Shakeel at Wazirganj Police Station in Lucknow last year. There was also an allegation of obtaining a bank loan on false documents. Apart from this, a FIR was also registered in Amethi against Shakeel. In September 2021, Wazirganj police arrested Shakeel Haider and sent him to jail.
ED wrote to LDA to scan the properties of Mukhtar Ansari, his family members and associates.