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Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee addresses a public rally at Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district on Jan 7, 2021.(PTI)

‘Will walk to gallows’: Mamata Banerjee’s nephew on ‘tolabaj’ taunt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Since October last year, BJP state and national leaders, including the Union home minister Amit Shah, have been singling out Banerjee in their speeches, calling him “tolabaaj bhaipo” (extortionist nephew in Bengali) and accusing him of amassing wealth through unfair means.
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Nirav Modi, declared a fugitive economic offender by a Mumbai PMLA court in December 2019, is presently lodged in a London jail after his arrest there in 2019 and the legal process to extradite him to India on money laundering charges is currently on.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)
Nirav Modi, declared a fugitive economic offender by a Mumbai PMLA court in December 2019, is presently lodged in a London jail after his arrest there in 2019 and the legal process to extradite him to India on money laundering charges is currently on.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi’s sister turns approver; will help ED unearth Rs 579-cr assets

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Forty-nine-year-old Nirav Modi, who is currently lodged in a London jail, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others are being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) money laundering case since 2018.
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Strong arm tactics to recover dues, including naming borrowers, have led to at least two suicides, according to media reports.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Strong arm tactics to recover dues, including naming borrowers, have led to at least two suicides, according to media reports.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Sources of funds for loan apps under regulatory lens

By Gopika Gopakumar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:27 PM IST
On June 24, 2020, RBI said that banks and non-bank financiers, irrespective of whether they lend through their own digital lending platform or through an outsourced entity must adhere to fair practices guidelines in letter and spirit.
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The ED and Income Tax Department is probing Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act pertaining to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The ED and Income Tax Department is probing Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act pertaining to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Robert Vadra alleges investigative agencies of harassing him

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:26 PM IST
While saying that he has been cooperating with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax department during questioning.
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The ED has claimed that 49-year-old Nirav Modi, who is lodged in London’s Wandsworth jail and is the subject of two extradition requests.(File photo)
The ED has claimed that 49-year-old Nirav Modi, who is lodged in London’s Wandsworth jail and is the subject of two extradition requests.(File photo)

Nirav’s sister, brother-in-law turn approvers in PNB case

By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:23 AM IST
The Mehtas had approached the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court through their lawyers in November, seeking a pardon and requesting that they be enlisted as approvers in the cases against Modi.
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(HT)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(HT)

PMC Bank scam: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife joins ED probe

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:57 PM IST
ED officials are to question her in connection with “suspicious” transactions that cropped up while the officials were scanning Pravin Raut’s transactions
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.(HT file photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.(HT file photo)

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha appears before ED

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:23 PM IST
The agency had said on Friday (January 1) last week said that it attached assets worth Rs 72 crore of a Maharashtra-based man whose wife allegedly transferred money in the account of Raut’s wife.
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The former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir demanded that any questioning of her or her family members or checking of their devices should be done under an impartial judicial authority. (Photo @jkpdp)
The former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir demanded that any questioning of her or her family members or checking of their devices should be done under an impartial judicial authority. (Photo @jkpdp)

ED ‘weaponised’ to hound political opponents, says Mehbooba Mufti

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Mehbooba mufti said that she was ready to face any questioning but demanded fairness of process.
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Protesting farmers raise slogans at the Delhi-UP border protest site against new farm laws, New Delhi, December 28, 2020(SAKIB ALI/HTPHOTO)
Protesting farmers raise slogans at the Delhi-UP border protest site against new farm laws, New Delhi, December 28, 2020(SAKIB ALI/HTPHOTO)

2020: When people spoke truth to power

By Kapil Sibal
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:07 PM IST
In the case of agitating farmers, the government realises that they are not easy targets. This agitation will impact the year 2021. Its political ramifications will be felt in the years to come.
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Posters and banners put up at several places in Dombivli on Tuesday by Shiv Sena party in support of MP Sanjay Raut.(Rishikesh Choudhary /HT Photo)
Posters and banners put up at several places in Dombivli on Tuesday by Shiv Sena party in support of MP Sanjay Raut.(Rishikesh Choudhary /HT Photo)

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena puts up posters in Dombivli in support of Sanjay Raut

By Sajana Nambiar | Hindustan Times, Dombivli
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The Shiv Sena slammed BJP in the posters, calling ED a puppet of the BJP
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The ED has reportedly found a link of transactions between the accounts of Varsha and Pravin Raut, one of the directors of Guruashish Constructions Private Limited, who was arrested recently. (Photo By Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
The ED has reportedly found a link of transactions between the accounts of Varsha and Pravin Raut, one of the directors of Guruashish Constructions Private Limited, who was arrested recently. (Photo By Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

Need 4 more days: Sena’s Sanjay Raut on summons to wife in PMC bank scam case

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Taunting the BJP, the Sena leader alleged that those indulging in financial scams tend to join the BJP.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut during a press conference after his wife got summons from ED, at Sena Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut during a press conference after his wife got summons from ED, at Sena Bhavan in Mumbai on Monday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

PMC Bank scam case: ED asks Sanjay Raut’s wife to appear before it today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | HIndusan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:13 AM IST
In September last year, the RBI had capped the withdrawal limit and restricted the activities of the PMC Bank after an alleged fraud of Rs 4,355 crore came to light.
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Sanjay Raut.(HT Archive)
Sanjay Raut.(HT Archive)

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut says ED action an attempt to bring down MVA govt

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST
ED has summoned Varsha Raut for an inquiry on December 29. The central agency has reportedly found a link of transactions between her account and that of Pravin Raut, who was arrested recently
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Sanjay Raut.(HT Archive)
Sanjay Raut.(HT Archive)

PMC Bank scam: After ED summons Varsha Raut, Shiv Sena shows support

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray calls ED notice politically motivated
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The ED is conducting a probe against the Goyals and the defunct airline under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Foreign Exchange Management Act. (Reuters File photo)
The ED is conducting a probe against the Goyals and the defunct airline under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Foreign Exchange Management Act. (Reuters File photo)

Mumbai court closes cheating case against Naresh Goyal, his wife

By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST
Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita were booked on charges of cheating and a criminal breach of trust in February this year by the MRA Marg police.
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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah (R) poses along with former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti after a meeting in Srinagar on October 15.(AFP FILE)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah (R) poses along with former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti after a meeting in Srinagar on October 15.(AFP FILE)

‘Vendetta’: Mufti, Lone condemn ED action against Abdullah in JKCA case

By Mir Ehsan | Srinagar, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:59 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached properties of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah valued around Rs 11.86 crore in connection with its money laundering probe linked to alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA)
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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses a press conference at his residence in Srinagar.(PTI FILE)
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses a press conference at his residence in Srinagar.(PTI FILE)
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Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the ED in July and October this year.(PTI file photo)
Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the ED in July and October this year.(PTI file photo)

Farooq Abdullah’s properties worth over Rs 11 crore attached in JKCA

By Mir Ehsan and Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 03:17 AM IST
The attached properties include three residential houses -- at Gupkar Road, Srinagar; Tehsil Katipora, Tanmarg, and one at Bhatindi, Village Sunjwan (Jammu) as well as commercial buildings in the Residency Road area of Srinagar. Besides, land at four different places in J&K has also been attached, according to a statement issued by the ED.
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Omar Abdullah slammed the ED attachment of Farooq Abdullah’s properties in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) money laundering case. (File Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Omar Abdullah slammed the ED attachment of Farooq Abdullah’s properties in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) money laundering case. (File Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

‘No justification for seizures,’ says Omar Abdullah on ED action on Farooq Abdullah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:01 PM IST
Omer Abdullah said these properties are largely ancestral, dating from the 1970s. The most recent one among these were built before 2003.
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Iqbal Mirchi.(File photo)
Iqbal Mirchi.(File photo)

Mumbai: Special court asks Iqbal Mirchi’s wife, sons to appear

By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The ED had initiated money laundering investigation against the family last year. The agency has provisionally attached the family’s assets to the tune of Rs798 crore in India and abroad under the provisions of PMLA
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File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)
File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)

Gold smuggling case: ED summons Kerala CM’s secy for fourth time

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Raveendran was first summoned by the ED last month, but he could not appear before it after he tested positive for Covid-19.
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Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide in June.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide in June.

‘This is what Sushant Singh Rajput would have wanted to tell you all if he was around’: Brother-in-law shares advice

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law, Vishal Kirti, has shared some advice, based on what he thinks SSR would’ve wanted to tell his fans had he been around.
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Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)
Teh accused is said to have received more than Rs 2 crore in his three bank accounts from west Asian countries. (HT Photo)

Arrested youth party leader of Popular Front of India funding unrest: ED

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Two weeks ago, the ED had carried out a nationwide raid on offices and residences of top leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI).
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Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was a victim of political vendetta.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was a victim of political vendetta.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Shiv Sena MLA Sarnaik joins ED’s probe into ‘money laundering’ by TOPSGRUP

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:51 PM IST
ED believes Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik had a role to play in managing the contract between MMRDA and TOPSGRUP. by inflating the number of contracted security guards deployed at the cost of MMRDA and to procure illegal cash gratification for Sarnaik for facilitating the alleged irregularities
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EOW arrests Cox and Kings CFO Anil Khandelwal in cheating case

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:13 AM IST
ED officials are probing the irregularities in the company with respect to the money laundering aspect while EOW is looking into the criminal part
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Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar.(File photo)
Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar.(File photo)

ICICI bank fraud: Drivers, gardeners were directors in Deepak Kochhar and Dhoot’s companies. They didn’t know, says ED

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:42 PM IST
As per the statement of these employees, some of them have claimed that they never even heard about the companies in which they were made directors
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SEPL is also controlled by Deepak Kochhar and was used for transfer of the money, believed by ED to be a kickback, in 2009 from Videocon to NRPL, according to ED.(ANI file photo)
SEPL is also controlled by Deepak Kochhar and was used for transfer of the money, believed by ED to be a kickback, in 2009 from Videocon to NRPL, according to ED.(ANI file photo)

Deepak Kochhar tweaked firm’s books, says Enforcement Directorate

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:27 AM IST
According to ED, on August 18, 2016, when the internal inquiry was initiated by ICICI Bank into allegations against Chanda Kochhar for improper grant of loans extended to companies affiliated with Videocon Industries Ltd (VIL) and its promoter Venugopal Dhoot in return for quid pro quo investments in Deepak Kochhar’s company NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd (NRPL), “accounting entries in the books of Supreme Energy Pvt Ltd (SEPL) were made to give an appearance of genuineness to the transaction”.
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TOPSGRUP’S senior employee M Shashidharan was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday night in the money laundering case in which Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has been named.(Representational Photo)
TOPSGRUP’S senior employee M Shashidharan was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday night in the money laundering case in which Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has been named.(Representational Photo)

ED arrests Rahul Nanda’s aide M Shashidharan in TOPSGRUP case

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:32 PM IST
This is the second arrest by ED in the TOPSGRUP case after Amit Chandole, a business associate of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik was nabbed last month.
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ED raids PFI chairman’s premises in Kerala as part of money laundering probe

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The PFI is under investigation for alleged financial links with anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters earlier this year
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Chanda Kochhar(PTI photo)
Chanda Kochhar(PTI photo)

Chanda Kochhar didn’t disclose ties with Videocon: ED

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:24 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), in an appeal filed before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) tribunal last week, sought to establish that ICICI Bank’s former managing director and chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar had close links with the Videocon Group that she did not disclose to the bank.
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