NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached assets to the tune of Rs 9.28 Crore beneficially owned by Vinay Mishra, Vikas Mishra and Anup Majee under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the illegal Coal Mining case.
According to the official, the present attachment has been done in two-phase. In the first attachment, 7 land parcels and 2 flats situated in Amethi (UP) and Kolkata respectively, owned by Vinay Mishra and Vikas Mishra, having a book value of Rs 48.57 lakh were attached.
In the second attachment, 20 land parcels and 1 flat situated in West Bengal & Mumbai respectively, owned by Anup Majee and his family members, having a book value of Rs 8.8 Crore were attached.
ED initiated a money-laundering investigation on the basis of FIR registered by CBI on November 27, 2020.
Money laundering investigation has revealed that the proceeds of Crime generated through the illegal coal mining were channelized to the purchase of assets. The total Proceeds of Crime (POC) determined by ED till now is Rs 1,352 Crore.
Earlier, ED had conducted searches on 69 locations in NCR and Kolkata on the premises of entities associated with this case. After analysis of seized records followed by the disclosures of various persons, the above laundering of POC has been unearthed.
Earlier, ED had attached immovable properties to the tune of Rs 171.86Crore in relation to this case. With this attachment, the total attachment in this case reached to Rs 181.14 Crore. Two accused namely Vikas Mishra and Ashok Mishra had been arrested in this case and a Prosecution Complaint has been filed in Special Court on May 13, 2021.
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