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Ramdev aide in the dock for monetary fraud

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Balkrishna, a trusted aide of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2012 02:15 IST
HT Correspondent

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Balkrishna, a trusted aide of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

Balkrishna has already been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for obtaining a passport allegedly on the basis of forged
documents.

“We suspect that Balkrishna is associated with a few foreign trusts that may have been indulging in money laundering. The passport obtained by Balkrishna was instrumental in helping him going abroad. The CBI has alleged in its chargesheet that the passport was issued on the basis of forged documents. Forgery is a scheduled offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). On the basis of CBI chargesheeet we have filed a Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) under the PMLA,” said a senior ED official.

Balkrishna, who was recently released from judicial custody on bail. He was arrested by the CBI in connection with the forgery case.