Mallya Pmla Case : ED will attach assets  worth Rs 6,000 crore

Mumbai : Enforcement Directorate has identified assets worth over Rs 6,000 crore which it plans to attach as part of its fresh action against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in connection with a money laundering probe against him and others in an alleged bank loan fraud case.

The agency is preparing to initiate the second round of attachments under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after the embattled businessman recently skipped appearance before a special PMLA court here under a proclamation order issued under sections of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

The agency, sources said, has identified some pledged shares, associated immovable and movable assets of Mallya and his family members that would be seized and frozen as part of its action plan to widen probe in the case.

“Similar action can be initiated against few others named in the case apart from Mallya,” they said. They said the agency has already written to banks and other financial institutions to obtain details in this regard. The agency, meanwhile, is also in the process of getting a ‘proclaimed person’ order issued from the special court which will be further sent to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in order to execute the India-UK MLAT to bring Mallya back to India to join investigations.

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