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    ED blocked my efforts to settle loans with banks, says Vijay Mallya

    Mumbai: Vijay Mallya, in his reply to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea to declare him fugitive under the new Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, claimed that the ED had blocked his efforts to settle loans with public sector banks (PSBs). In his 156-point reply to the ED’s plea, Mallya has claimed he is cooperating with the authorities in the UK, has submitted himself to the jurisdiction and process of the UK courts, so

  • Sonia Gandhi’s key adviser Ahmed Patel in ED net; probe agency says Rs 25 lakh delivered to Patel’s residency

    New Delhi: It seems the ED is spreading the dragnet for another top Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is known for his proximity to the Gandhis. The basis of the probe is a startling allegation contained in a remand copy of a person arrested by the directorate in the Sterling Biotech case. The allegation, in turn, stems from an under-oath statement of a ‘cash courier’ that he delivered Rs 25 lakh at

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    PNB Scam: Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi assets seizure value Rs 3,800 crore less than half of what ED claimed

    New Delhi: There is bad news, too. The assets of Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi’s seized by probe agencies after they fled the country are worth only Rs. 3,800 crore, far less than the whooping Rs. 7,800 crore estimated by agencies earlier, an official at the Enforcement Directorate told NDTV after a fresh revaluation of the seized assets. According to the exclusive report of the TV channel, the sharp drop in the revaluation conducted by the

  • ED attaches Rs 101-cr of Jayaswal Neco assets

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached fresh assets worth Rs 101 crore of a Maharashtra-based firm in connection with its money laundering probe in the coal scam case, the agency said on Friday.

  • ED seeks court order declaring Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi fugitives

    Mumbai: The ED on Wednesday approached a special court here seeking its order to declare diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi — both accused in over Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case as fugitives because they fled from India a month before they were named in the multi-crore fraudulent case.

  • Vijay Mallya denies ‘plea bargain’ allegations by ED official

    New Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya refuted allegations of attempting a plea bargain, levied by an Enforcement Directorate (ED) official. “Media reports quote an ED official stating that I am attempting a plea bargain. Would respectfully suggest that the official read the ED charge sheet first. I would invite the ED to advance the same plea bargain theory in Court in front of whom I have placed my assets,”

  • Govt likely to go after Kashmiri separatists for terror funding: Officials

    New Delhi : With the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the government is expected to tighten the noose around Kashmiri separatist leaders who were allegedly involved in terror funding and money laundering, officials said on Monday.

  • ED seeks fugitive offender tag for Vijay Mallya in first case under new legislation

    New Delhi: India today made its first official move to clampdown against big bank loan defaulters under a new law as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved a court against liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking to declare him a ‘fugitive offender’ and to confiscate his assets worth Rs 12,500 crore.

  • IndiGo shares tank 7.5% after rumours of ED summons

    Mumbai : InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of Indigo, on Wednesday clarified that it has not received any summons from Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case related to violations under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

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    Rail Neer Scam: ED attaches assets worth Rs 17.55 crore

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable properties worth Rs17.55 crore of RK Associates and Hoteliers Pvt Ltd, Satyam Caterers Pvt Ltd and five others in Rail Neer scam, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. The ED began the investigation under PMLA 2002, based on the FIR registered by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against railway officials and private caterers/licensees for allegedly supplying packaged drinking water of other

  • Chidambaram questioned by ED for 7 hours in Aircel-Maxis case

    New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for over “seven hours” in the Rs 3,500 crore Aircel-Maxis deal case, officials said.

  • ED seizes Rs 44.75 cr worth of Lalu family’s Patna land

     Patna/New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday seized 11 plots of land in Patna worth Rs 44.75 crore, attached by the agency in the name of a firm linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family, as part of the IRCTC hotel money laundering case.