J P Singh, a ‘Group A’ IRS officer, is also alleged to have extorted money from traders in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He was arrested by the CBI in February this year after some businessmen from Gujarat petitioned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Dhawan was arrested by the ED allegedly for facilitating Sterling Group’s directors to divert the loan amount.
The ED alleged that Qureshi was involved in hawala transactions through Delhi-based hawala operators. The meat exporter is also being probed by the Income Tax Department for alleged tax evasion.
The CBI first registered an FIR against the three officers in August. ED later filed a case under PMLA
The RTI applicant had sought information from the ED seeking “copies of notes and report prepared to close the National Herald case, copies of the available records relating to re-opening the case and details of investigation report of the National Herald case, etc”.
Enforcement Directorate sleuths led by Assistant Director Ajai Singh raided the house of Anand Sagar Sharma at around 8 am.
The ED on Tuesday had questioned her son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav for about nine hours in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case.
In December 2016, ED claimed to have busted a money laundering racket, which helped exchange demonetised currency amounting to Rs 39 crore for gold, through banking channels and a maze of shell companies that had daily wagers as directors.
The Jaipur zone of ED imposed the penalty of Rs 40 lakh on M/s Alcobex Metals Ltd, and Rs 20 lakh on G C Kanunga, managing director of the firm, under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), an ED official said.
Shivani Saxena and her husband Rajiv are residents of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, an archipelago which is home to the most expensive properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the charge sheet said.
The ED’s response, filed through its special public prosecutor N K Matta, referred to the call records, e-mails and list of donors and alleged that they were linked to dubious transactions in Pakistan, London and Dubai.
The accused were recently granted bail in a separate CBI case related to the matter. Advocate Nitesh Rana, appearing for ED, today sought 14-day custody and told the court that their interrogation was required to unearth the money trail.
“In a case of bank fraud of about Rs 136 crore and cheating of students to the tune of Rs 16 crore, ED has further attached properties of about Rs 48 crore of Naidu under the provisions of the PMLA,” the agency said in a statement.
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.