ED files five more cases in coal blocks scam

The Enforcement Directorate has registered five more money laundering cases in connection with the ongoing Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the coal block allocations scam. The agency has so far registered about 40 cases pertaining to the scam.

Based on copies of the FIRs registered by the CBI, the Directorate has registered cases against companies and individuals allegedly involved in the irregular allocation of coal blocks in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.

The agency will soon issue summons asking the accused persons to join the probe.

Earlier this year, the Directorate had provisionally attached assets worth Rs.200 crore belonging to former Union Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao in one case under the Prevention of Money Laundering case.

About a year ago, it had attached properties worth Rs.186.11 crore in a case against Nava Bharat Power Projects Private Limited and others, besides assets worth Rs.24.5 crore belonging to a company owned by Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in another case.

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Printable version | Jun 12, 2021 12:00:48 PM |

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