My pen can NEVER be silenced. Ironic that I conducted a seminar yesterday, here in the US, on the attack on the free press in India. I will continue to raise my voice against the persecution of the marginalised in the country," tweeted Journalist Rana Ayyub. The statement came hours after the ED prosecuted the journalist in Ketto crowdfunding case, alleging Rana of misusing charity money for personal use.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a prosecution complaint against Rana Ayyub under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. On October 12, the ED said that its probe revealed that the journalist launched three fundraiser campaigns on the 'Ketto platform’ starting in April 2020 and collected funds totalling Rs 2.69 crores. It further mentioned, the journalist launched campaigns just to cheat people and made FDs.
Arrested in a money laundering case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has written an emotional letter to his mother, assuring her that he would definitely come back. "Some never go home. I too cannot bow down to enemies of Maharashtra and Shiv Sena," said Raut on October 12. Notably, the Bombay Court extended the judicial custody of Sanjay Raut to October 17, with the ED investigating the Pathra Chawl Scam case.
The Mumbai Court extended the judicial custody of Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in Patra Chawl Scam in Maharashtra. On October 10, the court reviewed the case and extended custody till October 17, extended twice since the arrest. The ED arrested Raut in connection with money laundering case and financial irregularities in the redevelopment project in Mumbai's Patra Chawl, in Maharashtra.
The Bombay High Court has granted bail to former Maharashtra Minister Anil Deshmukh in a money laundering case, registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED.) On October 4, the HC reviewed Deshmukh's plea and granted bail to the National Congress Party member, with a bond of Rs 1 lakh. Although Anil has been granted bail, he will still remain behind the bars in the Central Bureau of Investigation case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs. 2747.69 crore in the ABG Shipyard Limited case. On September 22, ED attached the assets in a money laundering case, which include Shipyard at Surat and Dahej located in Gujarat, agricultural lands and plots, various commercial and residential premises in Gujarat and Maharashtra and bank accounts owned by ABG Shipyard Ltd, its group companies and other related entities.
After Enforcement Directorate, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) issued a notice to Bollywood actress Jaqueline Fernandes. On September 12, the EOW issued notice in connection with the alleged money laundering cases registered against conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. In fresh summon, the actress has been asked to appear before the EOW on September 14, for an investigation. With this, it is the third time a summon has been issued to the actress.… read-more
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s bail plea will be presented before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court, on September 8. Raut is booked under the aforementioned Act, in connection to the Patra Chawl redevelopment scam. Raut is a close aide of former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, and is currently in judicial custody till September 19. ED arrested Raut in August 1, over irregularities in the said case.
Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, who is currently under custody in a money laundering case linked to a housing project in Mumbai, applied for bail. On September 7, he filed a petition before a special court in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Notably, Raut's bail plea is likely to come up for hearing before judge MG Deshpande, presiding over the special PMLA court, on September 8.
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Fugitive Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar was admitted to JJ hospital in Mumbai, after he complained of chest ache. He was then declared to be in a stable condition, and has been taken back to Thane jail. He was sent to the custody of Enforcement Directorate on February 18 under the PMLA Act, for alleged money laundering. In the same case, police also raided Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parker’s residence.