Cash Laundering : Aide of Channi’s nephew arrested

Cash Laundering : Aide of Channi’s nephew arrested

Tribune Information Service

Jalandhar, June 4

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday arrested Kudratdeep, alias Lovie, an aide of former Chief Minister Charanjit S Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Honey, within the alleged case of violation of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act.

The Honey connection

  • Kudratdeep has been into ‘unlawful’ sand mining enterprise. He had efficiently bid for a Nawanshahr mining website and was utilizing Poclain machines illegally
  • It was on the premise of an FIR lodged in opposition to Kudratdeep in Nawanshahr that Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Honey confronted ED case as they have been administrators in agency

The courtroom of Rupinderjit Chahal, Particular Choose, Prevention of Cash Laundering Act circumstances, Jalandhar, had thrice issued non-bailable arrest warrants in opposition to him for Could 9, 27 and June 7. Whereas the earlier two warrants couldn’t be served, at the moment an ED staff arrested him from Amritsar. He was later despatched to judicial custody until June 7. A listening to on the matter is slated the identical day.

Kudratdeep resides in Ludhiana and had allegedly been into unlawful sand mining enterprise. It was on the premise of an FIR lodged in opposition to Kudratdeep in Nawanshahr that Channi’s nephew confronted the ED case. Kudratdeep, Honey and Sandeep Kumar have been administrators in agency Suppliers Abroad Consultancy.

The courtroom had final month taken cognisance of the case and had opined there are adequate grounds to prima facie assume Kudratdeep, aide of Honey, has dedicated the offence of cash laundering. Whereas Honey had been arrested and is lodged in Kapurthala jail, Kudratdeep was at massive.

The Particular Public Prosecutor of the ED had submitted within the courtroom Kudratdeep had participated in e-auction carried out by the Directorate of Mining, Division of Industries and Commerce, on Could 20, 2017.

He had efficiently bid as H1 bidder for the Malikpur mining website at Nawanshahr for an quantity for greater than Rs 4 crore each year. Since he was finishing up mining actions utilizing Poclain machines, it was in violation of situations set by the State-level Atmosphere Affect Evaluation Authority.

Kudratdeep in his assertion to the ED on March 4 had mentioned the gross sales proceeds at mining website have been obtained in money and the leftover money after bearing bills was saved by him. The inquiry officers inferred he was in possession of proceeds of crime generated out of unlawful sand mining.

The ED officers have complained he underreported sand excavation, extracted sand illegally by issuing faux weighment slips and dealt with money generated out of mining actions and was therefore concerned within the offence of cash laundering. The ED officers have additionally reported within the courtroom they’ve up to now recovered Rs 9.97 crore within the case.

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