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  • mumbai, zakir naik, status, probe, ED, Enforcement Directorate, Bombay High Court, Fugitive televangelist Zakir Naik

    Mumbai: Zakir Naik seeks ‘status’ of probe against him by ED

    Mumbai: Fugitive televangelist Zakir Naik on Monday approached the Bombay High Court seeking the ‘status’ of the investigations initiated against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).  Naik is facing probe by multiple agencies after his ‘sermons’ on his Peace TV were cited as a reason by Bangladesh for an attack in Dhaka which left 22 people dead. Naik’s NGO — Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) — has also been declared unlawful since 2016

  • Mumbai, ED, Enforcement directorate, slum rehabilitation project, bandra, pyramid developers, SRA, SRA deal

    Mumbai: ED attaches properties worth Rs 462 cr for irregularities by Pyramid Developers in SRA deal

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached properties worth Rs 462 crores in connection with a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in a slum rehabilitation project at Bandra by Pyramid Developers. The developers in connivance with Baba Siddique, a former Member of Legislative Assembly had submitted fake documents for availing extra Floor Space Index (FSI) for the project.

  • 2016 Bihar toppers scam ED attaches assets of main accused

    New Delhi : ED said that it has attached assets worth Rs 4.53 crore, including 29 plots and deposits in 10 bank accounts, of the main accused in the Bihar topper scam that rocked the state in 2016.

  • PAC sub-committee suggests probe of 35 jewellery houses

    New Delhi : A sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the ED and the CBI should probe as many as 35 jewellery houses in the country for misusing the 80:20 gold import scheme launched in 2013, for alleged money laundering, members of the panel said.

  • Bank issued over 41k LoUs since 2011

    New Delhi : Scam-hit Punjab National Bank had issued as many as 41,178 Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) since 2011, of which 1,590 were given to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and their associates, the finance ministry has said. In a written reply to the House on March 20, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that PNB has apprised that 7,672 LoUs were issued with validity of 90 days, 20,078 LoUs were issued with validity

  • Maharashtra, ED, Enforcement Directorate, Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, investors, Maharashtra government, GainBitcoin website

    Maharashtra: ED to probe scam duping investors through Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) would probe the alleged scam of duping investors to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore with Ponzi marketing schemes through the GainBitcoin website. In this connection, a lookout notice has been issued for GainBitcoin founder Amit Bhardwaj, who has fled the country, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil said.

  • SC directs CBI, ED to close 2G scam probe in 6 months

    The country can’t be kept in darkness like this. It is a very unfortunate state of affair that probe in all the cases pointed by the CAG has not been completed so far: SC

  • HC calls Nirav case sketchy, seeks ED reply

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate on a plea by Nirav Modi’s firm Firestar Diamond against a money laundering case lodged by the agency in connection with the over Rs 12,600 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

  • PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi’s firm moves Delhi HC against ED case

    New Delhi: Nirav Modi’s firm Firestar Diamond today moved the Delhi High Court against a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the over Rs 11,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. Firestar Diamond International Private Ltd, which is named as one of the accused in the case, has sought a direction to the Ministry of Finance and the Directorate of Enforcement to supply it several documents,

  • Misa Bharti, husband get bail in money laundering case

    New Delhi : RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar were given bail on Monday by a CBI court in an Rs 8,000 crore money laundering case.

  • ED gets details of Nirav Modi’s overseas assets

    Mumbai : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly received details of a few foreign banks accounts of Nirav Modi, the disgraced diamantaire wanted in the alleged Rs 12,700-crore state-controlled Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

  • Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti, husband granted bail in money laundering case

    New Delhi: A special court here today granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in a money laundering case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted the relief to Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar, who appeared before the court in pursuance to summons issued against them, on a personal bond of Rs two lakh with a surety of a like amount each and directed them not to

  • Misa Bharti’s farmhouse a money laundering asset: PMLA authority

    New Delhi : A designated PMLA authority has held that a Delhi farmhouse, attached by the ED in the name of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband, is “involved” in money laundering and ordered that the attachment of the asset should continue.

  • Passports of Nirav, Mehul revoked 

    New Delhi : The passports of diamantaire Nirav Modi and owner of Gitanjali Gems Mehul Choksi, the main accused in the Rs 11,400 crore PNB scam, have been revoked, external affairs ministry sources said on Saturday. On the advice of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the ministry had suspended the validity of their passports with immediate effect for a period of four weeks on February 16 and given them one week’s time to