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Maya kin under ED lens

The alleged shady financial transactions through bogus companies by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's kin now under the Enforcement Directorate scanner were notified to central investigative agencies in December 2011. Bhadra Sinha reports.

mumbai Updated: Jan 29, 2013 00:10 IST
Bhadra Sinha

The alleged shady financial transactions through bogus companies by former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's kin now under the Enforcement Directorate scanner were notified to central investigative agencies in December 2011.

In letters to the ED, CBI and other central agencies, Mumbai-based BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had accused BSP chief Mayawati and her family members of money laundering and parking illicit money in a web of 300 bogus companies.

Somaiya had alleged Mayawati's (younger) brother Anand Kumar, sister-in-law Vichiter Lata and BSP MP Satish Mishra were major shareholders in these companies.

He had enclosed a list of 20-odd companies, where nearly R1,200 crore was invested, to make his case. Somaiya had alleged it was not known what business these companies, set up in 2008-09, were in.