ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE

  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • ED not probing Flipkart mega discount sale: Official 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it has not launched any probe into the massive discount sale by e-retail giant Flipkart last week but is continuing its earlier investigation into alleged violations of Foreign Direct Investment rules in their e-commerce business. Refuting media reports that the recent online mega...
  • AgustaWestland case: ED questions former IAF Chief SP Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former IAF chief SP Tyagi, in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. Officials said Sanjeev was summoned under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). "Yes, I have...
  • ED issues notice to Flipkart for its billion-day sale, may impose Rs 1000 crore penalty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a big setback to Flipkart, the Enforcement Directorate has issued notice to them questioning them over their recent billion day sale. The ED is likely to impose a penalty of Rs 1,000 crore on the e-commerce giant. ED sources have said that Flipkart arranged money through FDI...
  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday carried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an ex-board member of an accused company. The agency, which is trying to track the alleged kickbacks of Rs 360 crore from the...
  • Blackmoney: SIT empowers Enforcement Directorate to check huge forex violations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To check largescale foreign exchange violations and generation of slush funds, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has asked RBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to jointly take on cases of huge exports outstanding. The SIT, for the first time, has authorised the ED to obtain regular information...
  • 2G scam: CBI can't kill anyone in the name of big case, says Court September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: "You cannot kill anyone under the name of big case", a special court sternly told CBI on Thursday while strongly disapproving the agency's tactics of producing additional documents in the 2G spectrum allocation scam resulting in the case getting delayed. Special CBI Judge OP Saini made it clear...
  • Syndicate Bank fraud case: ED attaches Rs 12 crore assets September 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has attached eight immovable properties consisting of about 80 residential units at several neighbourhoods here worth Rs 12 crore as a followup in a bank fraud case. The properties had been purchased by one Kumar alias Vijayakumar by obtaining several loans, including housing and...
  • ED grills TMC MP in Saradha scam case August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Trinamool Congress MP Ahmed Hassan Imran in connection with its money laundering probe in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam case. Imran, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the agency's office in Salt Lake here and will be questioned about his connections with the...
  • Graft case: ED attaches assets worth over Rs 800 crore of Jagan, others August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A special antimoney laundering court on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 863 crore of YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption and money laundering in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh. The court's orders came on a notice of...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate quizzes national award winning filmmaker Aparna Sen August 18, 2014

    Kolkata: National award winning film maker Aparna Sen was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with the multicrorerupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sen appeared before the agency that is probing the scam along with husband Kalyan Roy. Aparna Sen was the editor of a magazine called Parama ...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • Top NSEL brass, executives failed in duty leading to scam: Enforcement Directorate August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rs 5,600crore NSEL scam could have been averted had its top management and other functionaries "performed their duties and exercised due diligence" to check the dubious activities of defaulting firms which have been alleged to have cheated numerous investors, investigation by Enforcement Directorate (ED) has revealed. The central...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actorcumTrinamool 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 July 24, 2014

    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 29, 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 multicrore Saradha chit fund scam by July this year even as latest investigations by the agency have found a "documented" money trail of Rs 700800 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 antimoney 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 multicrore 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...