ED attaches property value Rs 11.62 crore in NH-74 rip-off

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Sep 16

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday stated that it had issued a provisional attachment order below the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 to grab movable and immovable property value Rs 11.62 crore of Barinder Singh and others within the case associated to the National Highway (NH) – 74 rip-off.

According to ED officers the hooked up property encompass 23 immovable properties, together with agriculture, industrial land, industrial plots and buildings located at district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand and movable properties consisting of funds mendacity in 5 financial institution accounts.

The different accused within the case embrace Balwant Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Vikramjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harjinder Singh, their members of the family and Jasdeep Singh Goraya of Fibremarx Papers Pvt. Ltd.

The officers stated investigation below the PMLA was initiated on the idea of an FIR and cost sheet filed by the Uttarakhand Police towards Dinesh Pratap Singh and different income officers, farmers and middlemen.

In the cost sheet it was alleged that DP Singh and Anil Shukla, the then income officers, working within the capability of Competent Authority of Land Acquisition, entered into conspiracy with different public servants, farmers and middlemen for misappropriation of presidency funds by the use of granting compensation at non-agriculture fee, which was a lot larger than the designated fee.

The ED probe additionally revealed that after receiving the compensation fraudulently by the land house owners, funds have been diverted to the account of varied people and entities, the officers stated.

Barinder Singh and Balwant Singh diverted the “proceeds of crime” to the tune of Rs 9 crore  whereas Harjinder Singh diverted fund to the tune of Rs 1  crore to the accounts of Jasdeep Singh Goraya and Mehak Kaur, which was  utilised by them of their firm Fibremarx Papers Pvt. Ltd, they stated.

Ramesh Kumar created the fastened deposits within the identify of his members of the family from the “proceeds of crime” and due to this fact all these recognized property totaling to Rs 11.62 crore have been provisionally hooked up below the PMLA. 

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