Money laundering: ED attaches Rs 203-cr value Dubai property of Iqbal Mirchi’s household


New Delhi, September 22

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday mentioned it has hooked up Dubai-based property value over Rs 203 crore of late gangster Iqbal Mirchi’s household in reference to a cash laundering case.

The hooked up property embrace 15 industrial and residential properties belonging to the “family members” of Mirchi.

They embrace a resort known as Midwest Hotel Apartment, the ED mentioned.

They are valued at Rs 203.27 crore and have been provisionally hooked up underneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the central probe company mentioned in an announcement.

Officials mentioned these property have been transferred to the Mirchi household by a Dubai-based firm owned by the Wadhawan brothers, Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan.

The Wadhawans are the promoters of the Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL). They have been arrested by the ED in one other cash laundering case linked to allegedly doubtful loans given by Yes Bank.

Kapil Wadhawan was additionally arrested by the company in reference to the Mirchi PMLA case however he later obtained bail.

With this motion, the whole attachment on this case by the ED stands at Rs 776 crore. Two related attachment orders have been issued by the ED in December final 12 months.

Mirchi, who died in 2013 in London, was alleged to be the right-hand man of worldwide terrorist Dawood Ibrahim in drug trafficking and extortion crimes.

“He (Mirchi) was an international drugs dealer and smuggler who had amassed huge wealth and acquired various immovable properties and businesses across the globe,” the ED had mentioned earlier.

The company alleged Mirchi “indirectly owned various properties in and around Mumbai”.

It has filed a felony case towards Mirchi, his household and others to probe the cash laundering expenses for alleged unlawful dealings within the buy and sale of expensive actual property property in Mumbai.

This PMLA case is predicated on a number of FIRs lodged by the Mumbai police.

The company had filed a cost sheet on this case earlier than a Mumbai courtroom in December and the courtroom had subsequently issued open-ended non-bailable warrants towards Mirchi’s sons Asif Memon and Junaid Memon and his spouse Hajra Memon. PTI

 



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