Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) as we speak mentioned it has issued a provisional attachment order beneath the supply of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, to grab movable and immovable property price Rs 11. 62 crore of Barinder Singh, Balwant Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Vikramjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harjinder Singh, their members of the family and Fibremarx Papers Pvt. Ltd. of Jasdeep Singh Goraya in National Highway (NH)-74 rip-off case.
According to ED officers, the hooked up property include 23 immovable properties, together with agriculture, industrial land, business plots and buildings, located at district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand and movable properties comprising funds mendacity in 5 financial institution accounts.
The officers mentioned investigation beneath the PMLA was initiated on the premise of FIR and chargesheet filed by the Uttarakhand Police in opposition to Dinesh Pratap Singh and others income officers, farmers and middlemen.
In the chargesheet, 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 means of granting compensation at non-agriculture charge, which was a lot increased than the designated charge.
The ED probe additionally revealed that after receiving the compensation fraudulently by the land house owners, funds have been diverted to the account of assorted people and entities, the officers mentioned.
Barinder Singh and Balwant Singh diverted the “proceeds of crime” to the tune of Rs 9 crore, whereas Harjinder Singh diverted funds to the tune of Rs 1 crore to the accounts of Jasdeep Singh Goraya and Mehak Kaur.