Kidney Kumar may be booked for FEMA violations by ED
In possible fresh trouble for Amit Kumar the Enforcement Directorate has begun a probe to ascertain if he has violated Foreign Exchange Management Act.india Updated: Feb 18, 2008 22:29 IST
In possible fresh trouble for Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin in the multi-croree rupee kidney transplant racket, the Enforcement Directorate has begun a probe to ascertain if he has violated Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
ED sources said some documents received from CBI were being examined, which included papers about alleged stashing of money by Kumar in Canada and recovery of foreign currency from his possession in Nepal where he was arrested on February seven.
Foreign currency of Euro 1,45,000, 18,900 USD and an Indian bank draft of Rs 9,36,000 were seized from him when he was arrested in Nepal.
The ED is collecting data from the Income Tax department to ascertain whether Kumar, at present in CBI custody, had shown the income generated from his foreign clients in his annual returns, the sources said.
They said that once all the data was complied, ED would issue a show cause notice to Kumar under FEMA.
The ED would also ascertain the mode of payment by Kumnar's overseas clients.
CBI Director Vijay Shanker made it clear that the agency would pursue all angles -- national as well as international -- in the case.
All persons involved in the case would be booked and brought before the court of law, he said.