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ED files case under PMLA in money-laundering case

ANI | Updated: Mar 03, 2022 23:21 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 3 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday, has filed a Prosecution Complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in the case of Pushpesh Kumar Baid and Ors before the Special Judge (PMLA), Kolkata.
The Court has taken cognizance in the above matter.
ED initiated a money-laundering investigation on the basis of 8 FIRs registered by CBI, Kolkata against Pushpesh Kumar Baid, Dharmesh Kumar Baid, Prem Prakash Baid, Kokila Devi Baid and companies floated by them and bank officials under various sections of IPC and 13(2) read with 13(1) d of PC Act. They all are family members.

The investigation by ED revealed that the accused floated more than 150 companies and took loans from the banks by submitting forged and fabricated documents and thereafter siphoned off the loan amount by using those companies.
The proceeds of crime in this case is Rs 182.78 Crore. ED has attached immovable properties of Baid family worth Rs 23 crore (approximately) which has been confirmed by the Adjudicating Authority on 22/12/2021 and subsequently filed prosecution complaint before the Learned Special PMLA court at Kolkata.
Further investigation is in progress. (ANI)