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“Meat trade without license”: Former BSP minister, son arrested

Uttar Pradesh Police arrested former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) minister Yaqoob Qureshi and his son from the Chandni Mahal area of Delhi. The duo were arrested by Meerut Police for allegedly running an unlicensed business of meat packaging and processing.

Earlier, Meerut Police announced a cash prize of Rs 50,000 for their arrest.

A case was registered against Qureshi under the Gangsters Act and IPC. Police confiscated the properties and seized the bank accounts of Yaqoob and his family members.

Qureshi, his two sons, his wife Sanjeeda Begum and others were charged with alleged illegal packaging and processing of meat in Yaqoob’s factory Al Faheem Meatex Pvt Ltd, said the police.

While Allahabad high court granted anticipatory bail to Sanjeeda Begum, Qureshi’s younger son Feroj surrendered in court and was sent to jail.

Qureshi contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from the Meerut seat on a BSP ticket and lost by a thin margin of 3,000 votes against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rajendra Agarwal.

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