Sources said that Mukherjee was asked who had introduced him to Samuel and that why he took money from him. He responded to the queries of the ED officers confidently and gave clear statements, they added.
The CBI’s fresh FIR has charged Khan for “cognisable offence(s)” under Sections 120 B and 420 of the IPC, Sections 13 (2), 13(1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and Section 41(1) (b) of the CrPC.
In July, CBI had issued a notice to Khan directing him to appear before the agency on July 4 and 5 for interrogation in a fresh case filed by it against him for alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption. The case is based on a complaint filed by the ED.
Sovan Chatterjee is one of the 12 Trinamool Congress leaders, who had been booked by the CBI for allegedly accepting money from a fictitious company, in a sting operation conducted by portal Narada News in 2014. The sting was released before the state elections in 2016. The ED is probing the money trail in the case.
Earlier in March, the ED had issued a show cause notice to Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd that owns the KKR IPL team, its director Gauri, Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla.
A total of six charges were framed against Dinakaran for alleged violation of various sections of the FERA, which has been repealed. Though registered in 1996, the ED could not proceed ahead with the case due to several rounds of litigation.
ED is probing dealings of Misa Bharti’s company Mishail Packers and Printers Ltd with two market entry operators suspected to have moved money on her behalf. This money, ED suspects, was used to buy properties in Delhi.
The ED is the third agency probing alleged financial irregularities by the Lalu Prasad family after the CBI and the Income Tax department which recently attached benami assets worth about Rs 180 crore (market value) in its investigation against them.
ED had on Monday summoned Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) which came two days after it raided three premises in Delhi belonging to Misa and her husband.
The Enforcement Directorate officials raided the three farmhouses located in high-class localities of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms. The farmhouses belong to Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and the third is registered in the name of M/s Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited.
At another level, any voice raised against the ruling dispensation in Delhi has to now deal with not only the BJP, RSS and several of their other social-cultural affiliates but also government agencies such as Income-Tax authorities, the ED and the CBI.
Singh and his family has been accused of having amassed wealth of Rs 6.1 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income between 2009 and 2011 when he was the Union minister of steel. Assets worth about Rs 14 crore have also been attached in this case under the PMLA.
The central probe agency issued the notice, under various sections of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), to the 87-year-old separatist leader based in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Geelani heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference.
ED said it was the first instance of seizure of foreign assets after the FEMA was amended recently and the ED was empowered to take action in cases where illegal assets were stashed abroad
The central probe agency said it has issued a provisional attachment order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), attaching the gold it had recovered after searches in this case.