Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh has arrived at the office of the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi for questioning. Singh is being questioned in connection with a disproportionate assets case. He has been accused of using shell companies to purchase a farmhouse in Delhi. It may be recalled that the ED had attached a farmhouse in Delhi.
A special court has issued a non-bailable warrant against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The court said that the warrant would be an open dated one. On Tuesday the Enforcement Directorate had moved the court seeking issuance of a non-bailable warrant against controversial against Naik. The application was moved in the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court in Mumbai.
The Enforcement Directorate has conducted raids on three associates of Robert Vadra. The raids were conducted in connection with the Bikaner land scam.
The Enforcement Directorate has insisted that Sasikala Natarajan faces trial in a case registered under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. This move by the ED comes after the Madras High Court had recently said that Sasikala and the other accused must face trial in the two-decade old case.
The Enforcement Directorate has moved a court seeking issuance of a non-bailable warrant against controversial Islamic preachers Dr Zakir Naik. The application was moved in the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court in Mumbai.
Virbhadra Singh, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh who is under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate in a disproportionate assets case had used shell companies to purchase a farmhouse in Delhi. It may be recalled that the ED had on Monday attached the farmhouse in Delhi.
The Enforcement Directorate attached a farm house worth Rs 27 crore in Delhi belonging to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday. The property was attached in connection with a disproportionate assets case being probed against him. Singh, however, has alleged political vendetta.
The Enforcement Directorate cracked down on at least 1,000 shell companies on Saturday. Companies allegedly linked to Y Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chagan Bhujbal and former BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha faced the ED’s music.
The raids were conducted on the basis of the money trail found in various cases booked under the Foreign Exchange Management Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Liquor baron Vijay Mallya is among the 1,900 persons of Indian origin who are under the scanner of the Income Tax department for either having or controlling financial interests in nearly 3,000 companies incorporated in Panama. According to the data provided by the Enforcement Directorate, Mallya is allegedly linked to Vee Tee International inc in Panama which was set up in 1992.
With the United Arab Emirates government already probing his properties and the Enforcement Directorate filing a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, it appears that bad days for Dawood Ibrahim have begun. There are several business interests and properties of Dawood which have been identified in Dubai, and India is working closely with the UAE to seize them.