The Enforcement Directorate which filed a case under the PMLA against Karti Chidambaram has decided to widen the probe. Enforcement Directorate sources say it will probe the alleged proceeds of crime generated in the case and may also attach assets of the various accused.
The Enforcement Directorate has filed a case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering act against Karti Chidambaram son of former union minister union minister P Chidambaram. The ED is likely to issue summons to him soon. Karti is however away at London.
The Enforcement Directorate has taken over possession of the Mandwa Farms worth Rs 100 crore controlled by liquor baron, Vijay Mallya. The farm is 17 acres. The action comes a day after the appellate tribunal New Delhi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act had dismissed an appeal filed by Mandwa Farms Pvt Ltd against allowing Enforcement Directorate to take possession of its property controlled by Vijay Mallya.
There is more trouble brewing for Karti Chidambaram son of former union minister, P Chidambaram as the Enforcement Directorate is set to file a case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
There are many firms that the Enforcement Directorate sent out summons to after it found that it had dealt with Karti Chidambaram linked companies. While INX media was under the focus during the CBI raids that were conducted on Tuesday, it must be noted that several other firms too had been summoned by the ED which originally conducted the probe.
Notorious bootlegger Ramesh Patel alias Michael, wanted in four cases in Surat district and several others registered across south Gujarat was arrested along with this wife Bhanu from Daman on Thursday.
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.