ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE

  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning Yesterday

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...
  • ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case 5 days ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to cooperate...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case 6 days ago

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • SC asks Centre to ensure completion of Income Tax probe into black money case by March 31 December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to ensure that the ongoing Income Tax probe for suspected black money concerning 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, be completed by March next year. The apex court directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the black...
  • Chopper case: Delhi Court extends Khaitan's judicial custody November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of businessman Gautam Khaitan was on Monday extended till November 14 after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that the probe in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal was at a crucial stage. Special Judge VK Gupta...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate to issue fourth attachment order soon October 26, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, will issue the fourth attachment order for Saradha Group's properties by the end of October, ED sources said. "We'll soon be issuing attachment orders of Saradha property in North Bengal, Malda, Kolkata and Bishnupur by the end of October," they...
  • Delhi court denies bail to businessman Khaitan arrested in VVIP chopper scam October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismisses bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by Enforcement Directorate in VVIP chopper deal-related money laundering case. ED ocarried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal last week, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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...