ED Attached Assets Worth More Than Rs 6 Crore Of Nalini Chidambaram, Debendranath Biswas In Saradha Money Laundering Case

Saradha Money Laundering Case Update: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached on Friday (Feb 3) the properties of Nalini Chidambaram, former CPI(M)MLA Devendranath Vishwas and others in the Saradha money laundering case. Nalini Chidambaram is the wife of Congress Leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. The ED said it has recovered more than Rs 6 crore from “beneficiaries” including Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram, former CPM MLA Devendranath Biswas and the company of the former Assam minister. , the late Anjan Dutta, in laundering money from Saradha. case The property of is attached.

The agency said in a statement that an interim order was issued for the seizure of movable property worth Rs 3.30 crore and immovable property worth Rs 3 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. (PMLA). These properties were owned by the Saradha group and others, who were the beneficiaries of the “proceeds of crime” obtained on behalf of the group.

What did Ed say?

The ED said the “beneficiaries” include Nalini Chidambaram, Debabrata Sarkar (East Bengal Club official), Devendranath Biswas (former IPS official and former CPM MLA) and Anubhuti Printers and Publications, owned by Anjan Dutta, a former cabinet minister. of Assam and leader of the Congress. The money laundering case concerns the alleged chit fund scam in 2013 by the Saradha Group in West Bengal, Assam and Odisha.

Assets seized worth Rs 600 crore so far

ED said that the total amount of money collected by this group company is about Rs 2,459 crore, out of which about Rs 1,983 crore is still outstanding to depositors, not including interest amount. The Enforcement Directorate has so far seized assets worth Rs 600 crore in this case.

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