Enforcement Directorate

  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said. A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence for close to two hours...
  • CWG Scam: ED slaps forex charges against Suresh Kalmadi, 6 others 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Five years after charges of alleged financial irregularities had hit the CommonWealth Games in Delhi, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday slapped charges of Rs 4.64 crore forex violations in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) event against former CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and six others. The agency issued...
  • ED attaches property of a gem company for defaulting loan May 30, 2014

    The Enforcement directorate (ED) in Jaipur has attached a property worth Rs one crore belonging to a gem company for defaulting bank loan. The action was taken under Money Laundering Act, 2002 against Shanti Kumar Choradia, Umraomal Choradia and their companies, an ED statement said on Thursday. These entities had taken a...
  • Saradha scam: ED to file first charge sheet by July May 11, 2014

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file its first charge sheet in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam by July this year even as latest investigations by the agency have found a "documented" money trail of Rs 700-800 crore between some top politicians and officials of the defunct group. The...
  • Coal scam: SC asks CVC to scrutinise 24 files May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to scrutinise files pertaining to 24 coal scam cases in which the CBI has concluded the investigation. The top court has asked the CVC to file a report on these cases to it. The apex court also asked...
  • Saradha scam: ED to complete probe within 'reasonable time' May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate was hopeful that the investigation into the Saradha ponzi scam would be completed within a reasonable period of time, as the wife of a former Congress MP was questioned. "The Saradha probe involves several issues and scanning of plethora of documents. But we hope that the investigation...
  • Assets, properties worth Rs 1,759 crore seized by ED April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Over Rs 1,750 crore worth of properties and valuable assets have been seized by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the last one year even as the anti-money laundering agency launched maximum number of prosecution for alleged violations during the same period. The agency carried out a total of 127 attachments...
  • 2G Scam: ED files chargesheet against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal April 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja and DMK chief Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case. The chargesheet has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Kanimozhi's mother and Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal has also been named as an accused...
  • Coal scam: ED registers money laundering, forex violation case April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering cases against those firms which are under the scanner of CBI, including Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Rathi Steel and Power. ED officials said that post-registration of the cases, the agency has issued directions to its various zonal offices...
  • Enforcement Directorate attaches Rajasthan Tourism officials assets for laundering March 21, 2014

    The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached assets worth over Rs 40 lakh of a Rajasthan Tourism department official and another person on charges of money laundering through illegal narcotics trade. This is the first case of enforcement action by the agency in a narcotics case in the desert state. The Jaipur zonal...
  • ED attaches Rs 863 crore properties of Jagan, his associates March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Initiating one of its biggest criminal actions in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 863 crore of YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh. The agency...
  • HC to decide on Saradha petitioner's plea today January 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which passed directions on the multi-crore Saradha scam case earlier, will decide on Thursday whether it will continue to hear the matter following a petitioner's plea to release the case. The bench, presided by Justice Asim Kumar Banerjee, will take a call...
  • Property of man who trafficked women attached January 22, 2014

    For the first time, the property of a man accused of immoral trafficking has been confiscated in Bihar, police said Wednesday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached the movable and immovable property of Suresh Nat of Begusarai district under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, said Additional Director General,...
  • IPL cases against Lalit Modi to be finalised soon January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Investigating agencies will soon finalise cases of alleged financial irregularities against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in various editions of T20 cricket tournament, notwithstanding their failure to get him back to India. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has nine cases of alleged foreign exchange violations registered against Modi and...
  • ED attaches Rs 55 lakh terror funds of Kashmiri fugitive January 2, 2014

    In the first case of freezing of terror funds in the country, the Enforcement Directorate has attached an amount of Rs 55 lakh seized from Nasir Safi Mir, the alleged financial brain behind terror and separatists' groups in Jammu and Kashmir. Mir, who managed to procure a bail in 2008 on...
  • ED transfers officer after woman employee alleges sexual harassment December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A case of alleged sexual harassment of a woman employee by an investigating officer has been reported in the Enforcement Directorate, country's premier agency probing laundering and financial crimes. Soon after the woman, working in the Delhi office of the agency, made a written complaint to top agency officers...
  • 2G probe: Complaint against Sahara chief maintainable, says SC December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: In a troubles for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the complaint against him and two others of interfering with probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam is maintainable. The apex court also issued notice to Roy and two others asking why investigation...
  • Suspended Trinamool MP blames Bengal minister for Saradha chief's rise October 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam and subjected to multiple grilling by the investigating agencies, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday named a West Bengal minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen. "(Transport Minister) Madan Mitra will be able to give better answers...
  • Saradha scam: Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh summoned by ED October 29, 2013

    Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in the Saradha chit fund scam on October 29. "The enforcement directorate has summoned me for questioning and they said either me or any authorised representative can visit the ED office. But I have decided that...
  • 2g scam: ED likely to file chargesheet against Kanimozhi, say sources July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to file chargesheet against DMK MP Kanimozhi in money laundering case related to the 2g scam, sources told CNN-IBN on Tuesday. The agency, in its chargesheet, is likely to allege that the Rs 200 crore that Kanimozhi allegedly received from Swan Telecom promoter...
  • IPL: Will inform ED about cash transactions, says Delhi Police June 6, 2013

    Delhi Police official SN Srivastava said the Delhi Police will inform the Enforcement Directorate about the cash transactions in the IPL scandal. ...
  • Emaar MGF slapped with Rs 8,600 crore penalty notice June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday slapped a Rs 8,600 crore show-cause notice on construction major Emaar MGF Land Ltd and its sister firms for alleged forex rules violation, the biggest such penal action in country's real estate sector. The agency, which began an investigation in 2010 with regard...
  • Punjab: ED unearths Rs 500 crore drugs-hawala nexus June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has unearthed a huge nexus of illegal drug smuggling money to the tune of Rs 500 crore being laundered and routed through hawala operations in Punjab. The agency, in its operations in the first six months in the state, has stumbled upon a regular modus operandi...
  • ED attaches OP Chautala's flat, launches money laundering probe May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached a residential property of former Haryana Chief Minister OP Chautala under the criminal provisions of money laundering laws after he was recently convicted in a teachers recruitment scam. This is the first attachment order by the agency against the five-time Chief Minister even...
  • Spot-fixing: ED begins probe, files criminal case May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday registered a money laundering case in the IPL spot-fixing scandal to probe alleged routing of hawala funds and other financial irregularities which emerged after police investigations. With the ED coming into picture by invoking the criminal clauses of the Prevention of Money Laundering...
  • Reported cases of economic crimes just 'tip of iceberg': ED May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate may have seized assets worth Rs 2,357 crore in 2012-13, a seven fold increase from previous fiscal, but it sees the cases of money laundering, forex violations and other economic offences probed by it as just the "tip of the iceberg". The ED has stepped up...
  • FM tells ED to select cases for prosecution carefully May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said Enforcement Directorate should be extremely careful while choosing cases for prosecution under the money laundering law and focus its energies on important ones. "A word of caution is necessary. We must be extremely selective in deciding which cases to prosecute under the...
  • WB chit fund scam: Police summon TMC MP Kunal Ghosh April 29, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress MP, Kunal Ghosh was on Monday summoned by the Bidhannagar Police for interrogation over the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen and his aide Debjani Mukherjee had alleged that Kunal Ghosh had played a role in the fraud. Ghosh, however, denied all the...
  • ED questions Suresh Kalmadi in money laundering case April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned sacked CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and recorded his statement in connection with its probe into alleged money laundering in the run up to the 2010 sporting extravaganza. The agency questioned Kalmadi for the second time in less than a month....
  • Former Jharkhand CM fails to produce bail documents April 18, 2013

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who got a three-week provisional bail from Jharkhand High Court, could not go home on Wednesday following his failure to produce bail documents to the jail authorities. "We don't have any document of his bail in any of the cases against him (Koda)....