ED closes in on Zakir Naik, moves application to declare him fugitive economic offender

zakirnaikNew Delhi, Sep 24: The Enforcement Directorate has moved an application before the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Court to declare controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik as an economic offender.

The plea would be taken up on September 30. The ED has so far attached properties worth Rs 50 crore belonging to Naik. The ED alleges that to conceal the origin of funds and real ownership of the properties, the initial payment from the account of Naik was diverted to the accounts of his wife, son and niece and rerouted again for making bookings in the name of family members rather than in his name.

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Interpol issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal

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Nehal Modi

New Delhi, Sep 13: The Interpol has issued an arrest warrant against Nehal Modi, the brother of Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB fraud case. The warrant was issued following a request made by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

This comes in the backdrop of the ED approaching a Mumbai court to extradite Nehal, the brother of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the Rs 1,400 crore fraud case. The ED accused Nehal of money laundering and destruction of evidence.

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ED set to question Chidambaram in Air India case

New Delhi, Sep 08: There is more trouble for former union minister, P Chidambaram as the Enforcement Directorate is likely to question in connection with the Air India case.

Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media case will also be examined in the Air India case, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia. The ED would however have to seek permission of the competent court before it proceeds any further.

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Why Chidambaram in ED’s custody and CBI custody will be very different

chidduNew Delhi, Sep 06: With former union minister, P Chidambaram stating that he is ready to submit himself for interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate, officials in the agency would look to record his statements under a crucial section of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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Bread, poha, tea and no special facilities: How Chidambaram is spending time in jail

chidambaram-cbiNew Delhi, Sep 06: Chidambaram spent the night in Tihar jail after a CBI court remanded him in judicial custody for two weeks.

He has been lodged at the jail number 7 at Tihar and this is the cell that is normally used for those persons, whose cases are probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

ED issues LOC against Chidambaram to restrict his movement across land, air, seaports

chidambaramNew Delhi, Aug 21: The Enforcement Directorate has issued a Look Out Circular as P Chidambaram remains untraceable.

The fresh Look Out Circular was issued against Chidambaram to restrict his movement across land, air and seaports, officials have said.

ED set to quiz Farooq Abdullah in money laundering case again

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New Delhi, Aug 19: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to question, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the cricket association case.

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ED attaches properties of Kashmir businessman Watali, centric to terror funding case

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New Delhi, Aug 02: The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties belonging to Kashmir businessman Zahoor Watali to the tune of Rs 1.73 crore. The ED action comes in the midst of a probe into the terror funding case, involving Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

It may be recalled that the ED had in April attached properties worth Rs 6.19 crore belonging to Watali and his family members. The attached assets consisting of immovable properties worth Rs. 1.48 crores in the name of family members of Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali and balance available in the Bank Account of Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd, New Delhi worth Rs. 25 lakh.

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AgustaWestland: After saying witness may have died, ED cites a little birdie to say he is alive

New Delhi, July 31: The Enforcement Directorate changed the status of a witness from dead to alive in the AugustaWestland case. The ED said that a little birdie had told them that the witness K K Khosla may be available for questioning in a day or two.

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Witness dead! ED’s shocking claim during hearing on Kamal Nath’s nephew’s bail plea

The ED said that the witness who has been missing for the past four months may have been killed. The submission was made while opposing the anticipatory bail plea filed by Rahul Puri, who is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath.

The ED identified the witness as K K Khosla, a 73 year old man. He had retracted his statement and has been missing for the past four months, the ED Special Public Prosecutor, D P Singh told Special Judge Arvind Kumar.

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