The ED casebook

ED casebook

The record of political leaders and their shut family members beneath the ED scanner throughout the UPA authorities and NDA II authorities compiled from court docket paperwork, company statements and experiences.

A number of leaders have been listed beneath some instances and names. The leaders have been categorised beneath the events to which they belonged when the ED initiated motion in opposition to them. Under is the total record.
UPA ERA (2004-2014)


Gali Janardhan Reddy
Gali Janardhan Reddy, a former minister within the B S Yediyurappa authorities in Karnataka, was arrested by the CBI in 2011 for alleged unlawful mining in Bellary. The CBI has filed chargesheets in a number of instances in opposition to him, some within the trial stage and others beneath investigation.

Reddy was launched on bail in 2015 after spending over three years in jail. The ED had hooked up properties price over Rs 900 crore then. The Karnataka Excessive Court docket, nonetheless, quashed the case in March 2017. The ED moved the Supreme Court docket in opposition to this order and the matter is pending there.

Laxmikant Sharma

A former technical schooling minister within the BJP authorities in Madhya Pradesh, Laxmikant Sharma was among the many key accused within the Vyapam rip-off regarding dishonest in entrance examinations.

Even earlier than the CBI took over the case from a particular activity power in 2015, the ED had filed a case of cash laundering in opposition to Sharma and others in March 2014.

Each companies have questioned him, with the CBI charge-sheeting him in 2018. He died final yr after contracting Covid-19. The probe within the case continues.

B S Yediyurappa

In January 2014, the ED served a discover to former Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa, searching for particulars of Rs 40 crore he and household allegedly acquired in bribes from a metal firm and its associates from 2008 to 2011. Yediyurappa was the CM throughout that interval.

The ED motion got here after the CBI, in October 2012, chargesheeted Yediyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law Sohan Kumar, metal firm JSW and 4 Bellary-based JSW associates for alleged legal conspiracy, dishonest, forgery and corruption within the bribery case.

The bribe was allegedly paid for mining favours in 2010. Yediyurappa was acquitted within the CBI case in 2016. Because the predicate offence fell via, the ED couldn’t pursue the case any additional.

Dilip Ray

Dilip Ray, who was Union minister of state for coal within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities, had been booked by the CBI and the ED for his alleged involvement within the coal block instances. In the course of the interval of the rip-off, Ray represented the BJD, which was an NDA ally.

He later joined the BJP, solely to give up within the face of those allegations. In October 2020, a particular CBI court docket convicted him.

The court docket noticed that Ray “abused his official place”, as his choice of “leisure of coverage with none logical or authorized foundation quantities to gross abuse of his powers by the minister”.

Babu Singh Kushwaha, Ram Prasad Jaiswal

Babu Singh Kushwaha, a former minister within the UP authorities led by Mayawati, was booked by the CBI in 2012 for his alleged function within the Nationwide Rural Well being Mission rip-off. Kushwaha was chargesheeted by the company within the case in 2017.

The CBI has registered greater than 70 FIRs within the case with scores of officers and different people arraigned as accused.

The ED performed a parallel investigation, making a number of attachments together with of belongings allegedly linked to to Kushwaha and BSP MLA Ram Prasad Jaiswal. Each have been chargesheeted by ED as properly. Each companies are investigating the case.
YSR Congress

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

The CBI and the ED had registered a number of instances in opposition to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, now Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, in 2011.

The motion got here on court docket orders after it was alleged that the federal government of the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy had offered largesse and advantages to a number of corporations, together with these of the Hinduja Group, for quid professional quo investments into Jagan’s corporations.

The instances have been registered within the wake of Rajasekhara Reddy’s dying in an accident and Jagan’s revolt on not being made CM. Each companies have filed a number of chargesheets within the case and investigations are nonetheless on.
Trinamool Congress

Rose Valley chit fund rip-off

TMC leaders together with Sudip Bandopadhyay, Tapas Pal and Madan Mitra have been probed by the ED within the case, registered in February 2014. Bandopadhyay was even arrested and chargesheeted by the CBI within the case.

The ED arrested Rose Valley Group chairman Gautam Kundu in 2016 and filed a chargesheet in opposition to him. He’s going through trial and was just lately launched after seven years of incarceration. A number of chargesheets have been filed within the case and trial is on in some.

Saradha chit fund rip-off

The CBI and the ED are investigating greater than a dozen TMC MPs and politicians within the twin instances of the Saradha chit fund rip-off and the Narada sting operation matter.

ED started its probe into the Saradha chit fund rip-off in 2013. It has since arrested or questioned a number of politicians from West Bengal and Assam. These embody TMC leaders Kunal Ghosh, Srinjoy Bose, Madan Mitra, Arpita Ghosh, Mukul Roy and Tapas Paul, amongst others.

Rinki Bhuyan Sarma, the spouse of Assam Chief Minister and BJP chief Himanta Biswa Sarma, had been questioned by ED in 2015. Sarma was within the Congress then.

Madhu Koda

The previous Jharkhand chief minister had been booked by the CBI and ED in two separate instances—Rs 2,000 crore hawala racket in Jharakhand and the Coal Blocks allocation rip-off.

The instances have been registered between 2009 and 2013. Each companies have accomplished their probe within the instances and chargesheets have been filed. Koda has even been convicted and sentenced to a few years in jail for his alleged involvement within the coal rip-off case registered by the CBI.

Nevertheless, Koda has not been convicted but within the ED case. In the identical case, then unbiased MLAs and former ministers in Jharkhand cupboard Anosh Ekka and Hari Narayan Rai had been probed by the ED.

Each have been convicted and sentenced, changing into the primary ever convictions beneath the PMLA.

Ashok Chavan

Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan is among the many key accused within the housing rip-off regarding allotment of flats within the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society.

The CBI named Chavan in its FIR in December 2011, accusing him of allegedly approving a raised ground area index for the society in return for 2 flats for his family members.

The ED initiated a cash laundering probe in opposition to him on the idea of a CBI FIR. He has been questioned by the ED within the case. The investigation continues to be on.

Suresh Kalmadi

Congress chief Suresh Kalmadi was booked by the CBI in November 2010 in reference to the Commonwealth Video games scandal case. The CBI had alleged corruption on the a part of Kalmadi, who was the chairman of the CWG organising committee, in awarding a games-related contract to a Swiss agency.

In April 2011, the CBI arrested Kalmadi and subsequently chargesheeted him because the “essential accused” within the case. The case went to trial in 2013.

The ED performed a parallel investigation in opposition to Kalmadi and others within the case for alleged cash laundering and violations of international trade legal guidelines. It has already hooked up properties price a number of crores within the case and issued a showcause discover to Kalmadi beneath International Change Administration Act.

Naveen Jindal

An industrialist and Congress chief from Haryana, Naveen Jindal was booked by the CBI in reference to the coal block allocation instances in 2013. He was subsequently chargesheeted by CBI in two separate coal blocks instances in 2016 and 2017.

The ED, which carried out a cash laundering probe in opposition to him, has additionally filed a chargesheet within the case. Costs have been framed in opposition to Jindal in one of many instances. The ED just lately carried out searches at some premises related to Jindal.

The coal block instances have seen a number of politicians come beneath the scanner of the companies. They embody former Congress minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao (now deceased) and Lokmat group chairman Vijay Darda, who was then a Rajya Sabha Congress MP. Each have been chargesheeted by the CBI. They’ve additionally been questioned by the ED, which has hooked up Rao’s properties.

Pawan Kumar Bansal

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was probed by the ED over alleged bribes taken by his nephew, Vijay Singla, to provide a profitable submit to a railway official. The case was first registered by the CBI in 2013 following an operation.

The ED registered a case of cash laundering primarily based on this and filed a prosecution criticism in opposition to Singla in October 2020. It had earlier questioned Bansal within the case however didn’t identify him as an accused within the chargesheet.

A Raja and Kanimozhi

DMK leaders A Raja and Kanimozhi have been arrested by the CBI in 2011 in reference to the 2G spectrum allocation case. The DMK was then an ally of the Congress and Raja held the submit of telecom minister throughout the interval of the alleged rip-off.

The ED performed a parallel investigation in opposition to Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal and Raja for alleged cash laundering. All of the accused within the case have been acquitted of all fees in December 2017. Each the CBI and the ED have challenged the particular court docket order.

Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanithi Maran

Brothers Dayanidhi and Kalanithi Maran have been booked by the CBI and the ED in reference to the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2012. Dayanidhi was telecom minister on the time of the rip-off with the DMK part of the UPA.

The Marans have been alleged to have pressured Aircel into promoting a 100 per cent stake to Malaysian firm, Maxis, and acquired investments in their very own corporations as quid professional quo. Each have been discharged by a particular court docket in February 2017.

This order, too, stands challenged by the companies.
In 2013, Dayanidhi was additionally booked by the CBI and the ED for the alleged set up of over 300 high-speed phone traces at his Chennai residence.

The CBI had alleged these traces have been prolonged to his brother Kalanithi’s Solar TV channel to allow its uplinking when Dayanidhi was telecom minister from 2004-07. A chargesheet was filed by the company within the case in 2016.
NDA-II (2014-present)


Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi have been booked by the ED over the acquisition of the Nationwide Herald newspaper by an organization they personal. The cash laundering case is predicated on a non-public criticism made by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy to a court docket in 2013.

Swamy, in his criticism, had alleged dishonest and misappropriation of funds by the Gandhis throughout the acquisition. Swami had alleged that the Gandhis acquired Nationwide Herald properties by shopping for the newspaper’s erstwhile writer, Related Journals Ltd, via an organisation known as Younger Indian during which they’ve a 76 per cent stake.

Sonia and Rahul have been granted bail within the case by a trial court docket on December 19, 2015. Rahul was just lately questioned by the company for 5 days, whereas Sonia was interrogated for 3 days.

P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram are being probed by the CBI and the ED for his or her alleged function in international direct funding (FDI) approvals given within the INX Media and Aircel-Maxis offers. The companies alleged that in each instances, FDI approvals got fraudulently in trade for kickbacks acquired by Karti.

Whereas the Aircel-Maxis case is a part of the 2G probe and has been happening since 2012 (Chidambaram was not probed then), the INX Media case was registered by CBI and ED in 2018.

Chidambaram was arrested by CBI and ED within the INX case final yr. In each instances, the company has filed prosecution complaints (the ED’s equal of a chargesheet).

The 2 companies booked Karti in a contemporary case the place he’s accused of arranging visas for Chinese language nationals for a Vedanta venture after allegedly receiving a bribe.

D Ok Shivakumar

Karnataka Congress chief D Ok Shivakumar was arrested by the ED on September 3, 2019. In September 2018, the central company had registered a cash laundering case in opposition to Shivakumar and others.

This legal case was filed primarily based on a chargesheet filed by the Revenue Tax Division in opposition to Shivakumar and others earlier than a court docket in Bengaluru for alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings. In 2017, Shivakumar had allegedly organized the keep of 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs in a Karnataka resort when senior Congress chief Ahmed Patel was contesting the Rajya Sabha election.

Following this, the I-T Division performed searches in opposition to him, and the ED took motion as properly. Lately, the ED filed a prosecution criticism in opposition to Shivakumar.

Robert Vadra

Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, is being probed by the ED in a number of instances, together with alleged land offers in Rajasthan’s Bikaner and alleged benami properties in London.

The ED has not solely raided Skylight Hospitality, an organization allegedly related to Vadra, but additionally hooked up belongings price Rs 4.6 crore belonging to the agency. The probe within the case started in 2015.

The ED has additionally been investigating his alleged hyperlinks with arms vendor Sanjay Bhandari after registering a case in 2018 and has questioned Vadra over a dozen occasions. The investigation within the instances continues to be on.

Bhupinder Hooda

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Hooda is being probed by the ED in two key instances: one pertains to the alleged Manesar land rip-off and the opposite to the allotment of land in Panchkula to Related Journals Ltd (AJL), owned by the Gandhis.

The Manesar land rip-off case pertains to land allegedly acquired from farmers at throwaway costs and given to builders.

Within the AJL case, Hooda is accused of allotting land to the corporate for operating a newspaper workplace at a large loss to the exchequer. In one other case regarding alleged fraudulent allotment of business plots in Panchkula, the ED hooked up belongings price greater than Rs 30 crore in 2019, naming Hooda as the important thing accused.

The company has already filed a prosecution criticism in opposition to Hooda and senior Congress chief Motilal Vora within the AJL case. The probe in different instances continues.

Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel, the senior Congress chief who died after contracting Covid-19 final yr, was being probed by the ED in reference to the Sterling Biotech case. The case pertains to an alleged financial institution mortgage fraud to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore by the group of corporations run by Gujarat businessmen Nitin and Chetan Sandesara.

In June and July 2020, the ED questioned Patel a number of occasions on his alleged hyperlinks with the Sandesaras. In 2019, the ED questioned Patel’s son, Faisal, and his son-in-law, Irfan Siddiqui, for allegedly accepting favours and money from the Sandesaras.

Agrasen Gehlot

In July 2020, because the Ashok Gehlot authorities in Rajasthan confronted a revolt by the then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, the ED raided premises related to Gehlot’s brother, Agrasen, in reference to a probe into alleged diversion of fertilisers in 2007-09.

On July 22, 2020, the ED performed raids at 13 locations together with in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Gujarat and Delhi. The premises included these related to Agrasen and his firm, Anupam Krishi. Agrasen was later questioned within the case. The probe nonetheless continues. In June 2022, the CBI registered a case within the matter.

Ratul Puri

Ratul Puri, the nephew of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, is being probed by the ED within the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case in addition to two instances of financial institution mortgage fraud.

The ED has alleged that Puri’s corporations have been used to launder kickbacks in what’s often known as the AgustaWestland deal. In an over 100-page supplementary prosecution criticism filed earlier than a Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) court docket, the ED has cited e mail exchanges and monetary transactions to allege that entrance corporations floated by Puri acquired $1.24 million and £0.7 million from corporations related to the AgustaWestland deal middlemen Christian Michel and Guido Haschke.

A part of this cash was allegedly invested via a maze of transactions into Hindustan Energy Initiatives Pvt. Ltd, an organization instantly owned by Puri, the ED has mentioned within the criticism. The company can be probing alleged mortgage frauds to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore by Puri’s firm Moser Baer. Investigation in these instances continues to be on. Puri was arrested in 2020 and is at the moment out on bail. Nath has mentioned he has nothing to do along with his nephew’s companies.

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram

The three Congress leaders are accused in what is named the Rajasthan ambulance rip-off. The case was registered in 2015 with allegations that an ambulance scheme launched by the state authorities, beneath Ashok Gehlot’s earlier tenure as chief minister, was given out to an organization named Ziqitza Healthcare in a fraudulent method in 2010.

The corporate, the place Sachin Pilot and Karti Chidambaram have been as soon as allegedly administrators, is accused of submitting exaggerated invoices for operation of the ‘108’ ambulance service within the state. The ED has made a number of attachments within the case and the probe continues to be on. A chargesheet has been filed however doesn’t identify any of the three as accused.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma, now Assam Chief Minister, was investigated by the CBI and the ED in 2014 and 2015 over the Saradha chit fund rip-off. CBI raided his home and workplace in 2014 and even questioned him. He was alleged to have had monetary transactions with key Saradha case accused Sudipta Sen.

After he joined the BJP forward of the Assam elections in 2016, no growth within the case concerning his involvement was reported. His identify had additionally cropped up within the Louis Berger case, however there was growth on this case for a very long time now.

Sukhwinder Singh alias Lally (Jalandhar)

Sukhwinder Singh, the Congress president for Jalandhar district in Punjab, was searched in 2019 for alleged possession of property in Canada in violation of International Change Administration Act (FEMA). In July 2020, the ED hooked up his residence in Jalandhar in reference to the case.

Lally had allegedly bought a home in Ontario for Canadian $3.6 lakh for which funds have been despatched via non-banking channels. The investigation nonetheless continues within the case.

Raninder Singh

Raninder Singh, the son of former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, is being probed by the ED for alleged violation of International Change Administration Act. Raninder was questioned by the company on November 19, 2020.

The ED probe is linked to an Revenue Tax Division discovering that Raninder allegedly owns undeclared belongings overseas. The Congress questioned the timing of his interrogation — the state authorities was opposing the Centre’s farm Payments at the moment.

Raninder had earlier appeared earlier than the ED in 2016. Amarinder has since give up the Congress and are available nearer to the BJP. There was no current growth within the case.

Gurpal Singh

In March 2018, the CBI questioned Gurpal Singh, the son-in-law of former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, over an alleged mortgage fraud of round Rs 98 crore by Simbhaoli Sugars, an organization the place Gurpal was deputy basic supervisor.

CBI has booked Gurpal together with 12 others for allegedly committing a mortgage fraud of Rs 97.85 crore on Oriental Financial institution of Commerce after which allegedly taking a Rs 110-crore mortgage to pay the earlier quantity. Simbhaoli Sugars Ltd is likely one of the largest sugar mills within the nation.

The case continues to be beneath investigation. Primarily based on the CBI FIR, the ED has registered a case beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act.

Bhupinder Singh

The ED on February 4 arrested former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh in a case of alleged unlawful mining, simply 16 days earlier than the state went to polls.

The ED case is predicated on a 2018 Punjab Police FIR. The company has alleged that Bhupinder acquired Rs 10 crore in lieu of facilitating unlawful sand mining and transfer-posting of sure officers.

Digambar Kamat

Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat has been going through an ED probe within the Louis Berger rip-off since 2015. The rip-off dates again to his tenure as CM, when bribes have been allegedly paid by the corporate to politicians and bureaucrats in Goa to bag a multi-billion-dollar water and sewage venture.

The ED has hooked up properties price near Rs 2 crore belonging to Kamat and NCP chief Churchill Alemao – on the time of the probe, Alemao was with the Congress. Costs have already been framed within the case and a trial is on. Kamat was just lately within the information for main a bunch of eight Congress MLAs to defect to the BJP.

Nabam Tuki

In July 2019, the CBI booked former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki for alleged corruption in awarding contracts price Rs 3.20 crore for a 2003 authorities venture. Primarily based on the CBI FIR, the ED is probing Tuki for alleged cash laundering.

It’s alleged that Tuki, who was then the minister for client affairs and civil provides in Arunachal Pradesh, had colluded along with his brother, Nabam Tagam, to siphon cash acquired for the contracts given to develop two parking locations in Nirjulee and Naharlagun price Rs 61.43 lakh and Rs 2.60 crore. Tuki was the chief minister between 2011 and 2016. The probe continues to be on.

Okram Ibobi Singh

In November 2019, the CBI performed searches on the residence of senior Congress chief and former Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh for alleged corruption. It booked him and three former chief secretaries of the state.

The corruption case pertains to alleged misappropriation of state authorities funds price Rs 332 crore within the Manipur Improvement Society, the place Ibobi was chairman. Primarily based on the CBI case, the ED registered a case of cash laundering.

Final yr, the Supreme Court docket, whereas upholding Singh’s anticipatory bail, requested the ED to go after the “massive fish” as Singh was only a “small opposition” chief.

Virbhadra Singh

Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who died final yr, was booked by the CBI and the ED for allegedly buying belongings disproportionate to his revenue.

The CBI filed a case in September 2015 in opposition to Virbhadra and his spouse, Pratibha, for allegedly amassing disproportionate belongings price Rs 10 crore throughout his tenure as Union minister within the UPA authorities.

Primarily based on this, the ED registered a case of cash laundering and carried out a number of raids at premises linked to him and his aides. The ED additionally questioned Virbhadra and arrested some folks. It hooked up his farmhouse in Delhi.

Shankarsinh Vaghela

The previous Gujarat chief minister and Congress chief is being probed by the CBI and the ED for allegedly inflicting a lack of Rs 709 crore to the exchequer by promoting prime Nationwide Textile Company land in Mumbai at throwaway costs when he was Union textile minister.

Whereas the CBI booked him in 2015, the ED case got here in August 2016, only a day after Vaghela known as Prime Minister Narendra Modi after which BJP president Amit Shah “encounter specialists”. The investigations are nonetheless on. Vaghela give up Congress earlier than the 2017 Rajya Sabha election.

R Roshan Baig, B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan

The previous Congress leaders from Karnataka have been raided by the ED in August 2021 in reference to the IMA ponzi scheme case. Earlier, the CBI had arrested and chargesheeted Baig within the case.

The ED had begun a probe within the case earlier than the CBI moved in August 2019, and hooked up belongings price over Rs 200 crore. When the ED started its case, Khan was a minister within the Congress-JDS authorities and Baig an MLA.

Baig crossed over to the BJP together with 16 different Congress and JDS MLAs in July 2019 and helped the BJP kind a authorities beneath B S Yediyurappa.

Nevertheless, BJP didn’t give him a ticket for the bypoll in his constituency of Shivajinagar in December that yr due the IMA case. A chargesheet has been filed within the case.

Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar are being probed by the ED in a case of cash laundering linked to alleged irregularities within the operating of Maharashtra State Cooperative Financial institution.

The company had filed the case in September 2019 primarily based on an FIR registered by the Financial Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police. The EOW FIR itself was a results of a Bombay Excessive Court docket order of August 2018.

The ED’s Enforcement Case Data Report (equal to an FIR) additionally mentions Congress leaders Jayant Patil, Diliprao Deshmukh (the late Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh’s brother) and Madan Patil (deceased), NCP MP Ishwarlal Jain, occasion chief Shivaji Rao Nalawade, and Shiv Sena chief Anandrao Adsul as accused.

In 2020, the EOW — beneath the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP authorities — filed a closure report within the case. The ED has challenged the identical in court docket.

Anil Deshmukh

Former Maharashtra house minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the ED on November 2 final yr for allegedly demanding Rs 100 crore as ‘‘good luck” cash from orchestra bars and eating places for his or her “easy functioning”.

On December 29, the ED filed a supplementary chargesheet within the extortion case, calling Deshmukh the “prime mover”. The ED claimed its probe revealed that no less than 13 corporations, instantly managed by relations of Deshmukh, and no less than 14, managed by the household via shut associates, have been utilised for “infusion of ill-gotten cash of Deshmukh”. The company has hooked up belongings price Rs 4.20 crore.

Praful Patel

Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel is being probed by the ED for alleged cash laundering within the buy of 111 plane by Air India in addition to the AI-Indian Airways merger. The investigation centres on the choices Patel made as civil aviation minister within the UPA I authorities.

It covers allegations linked to the ceding of worthwhile routes to international airways, corruption within the opening of coaching institutes with international funding, and Patel’s ties with lobbyist Deepak Talwar who, the ED has claimed, was the intermediary in these offers.

Patel shouldn’t be an accused within the FIRs registered by the CBI and the ED. He has, nonetheless, been questioned by the ED as soon as within the case. The ED named Patel in a chargesheet filed on Might 1, 2019.

On this chargesheet, it alleged that Patel “is a pricey good friend” of Talwar who allegedly facilitated the dispersal of profit-making Air India routes to non-public airways in 2008-09 utilizing his “proximity to the minister and aviation personnel in India”. The probe continues to be on.

Nawab Malik

In February this yr, the ED arrested NCP chief Nawab Malik in reference to its cash laundering probe into the affairs of gangsters together with Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and Iqbal Mirchi. The ED is probing the alleged sale of a Mumbai property, Goawala Compound, to Malik by Haseena Parkar (Ibrahim’s deceased sister) via her aide Salim Patel in 2005.

The ED has alleged that the unique proprietor of the land is Munira Plumber and the land was “usurped” from her by Parkar and Patel via a cast energy of legal professional (POA) in Patel’s identify. The cast POA gave Patel the rights to promote the land belonging to Plumber. The ED has filed a chargesheet within the case. Malik continues to be in jail.

Chhagan Bhujbal

On June 17, 2015, the ED filed a cash laundering case in opposition to Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members. This got here after the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) searched 26 properties allegedly linked to Bhujbal as a part of its investigation into alleged irregularities within the award of a Rs 100-crore contract for 3 initiatives in 2006, when Bhujbal was deputy CM and PWD minister.

It’s alleged that the contracts have been awarded with out following guidelines and, in return, companies and trusts managed by the Bhujbal household acquired kickbacks. The company arrested Bhujbal’s nephew, Sameer, in February 2016 and Bhujbal himself in March that yr. Bhujbal was launched on bail in Might 2018.

Prajakta Tanpure

A minister within the erstwhile Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, Prajakta Tanpure is being probed by the ED in a case of alleged cash laundering on the idea of an FIR registered by Mumbai Police’s EOW. This got here after an August 22, 2019 Bombay Excessive Court docket order on allegations that cooperative sugar factories, often known as Sahakari Sakhar Karkhanas, have been fraudulently bought by the then officers and administrators of the Maharashtra State Cooperative Financial institution at throwaway costs to associated entities with out following process. In February this yr, the ED hooked up a number of belongings belonging to Tanpure.
Eknath Khadse
In October 2020, the ED filed an ECIR in opposition to Eknath Khadse, his spouse Mandakini Khadse and son-in-law Girish Chaudhri for allegedly grabbing land belonging to the Maharashtra Industrial Improvement Company at Bhosari, close to Pune. Final August, the ED froze a checking account with a deposit of Rs 86 lakh and hooked up properties — together with a bungalow in Lonavala and three land parcels in Jalgaon — allegedly linked to Khadse’s household. In June this yr, the ED additionally issued eviction notices to Khadse and his relations. The company has filed a chargesheet within the case.
Shiv Sena
Sanjay Raut
Amid the political upheaval in Maharashtra via June and July, the ED questioned Shiv Sena MP and Matoshree confidante Sanjay Raut over the redevelopment of a Mumbai chawl. The ED mentioned it traced alleged transactions linked to Raut’s spouse, Varsha, whereas probing a cash laundering case in opposition to jailed Housing Improvement and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) promoters Rakesh and Sarang Wadhawan. In keeping with the company, about Rs 100 crore was allegedly transferred from HDIL to the account of 1 arrested suspect, Pravin Raut. It mentioned that in 2010, a part of the alleged proceeds of crime, amounting to Rs 83 lakh, was allegedly acquired by Varsha instantly or not directly from Madhuri, spouse of Pravin Raut. This quantity was allegedly utilised by Raut for buying a flat in Dadar. After the initiation of the investigation, Rs 55 lakh was allegedly transferred by Raut to Madhuri, mentioned the ED. It has hooked up the flat and eight land parcels in Alibaug.
Anil Parab
The previous transport minister within the Uddhav Thackeray authorities, Parab was booked by ED this yr in an alleged cash laundering case linked to a resort on the coastal hill station of Dapoli. Considered a key strategist near the Thackerays, Parab was questioned for 3 straight days by ED in June when the Uddhav authorities was preventing for survival. The ED case was preceded by an Revenue Tax Division raid in March which found alleged irregularities regarding the acquisition of a parcel of land by Parab in Dapoli in 2017.
Pratap Sarnaik
Shiv Sena chief and spokesperson Pratap Sarnaik was booked and raided by the ED in 2020 over alleged irregularities within the monetary dealings of safety agency Topsgrup. The ED has alleged monetary hyperlinks between corporations owned by Sarnaik and Topsgrup. The company is probing a case of alleged cash laundering in opposition to Topsgrup primarily based on a criticism from two of its former workers. The ED can be probing Sarnaik within the Nationwide Spot Change Ltd case and has hooked up his properties. Amid the political disaster in Maharashtra, Sarnaik sided with Eknath Shinde to separate the Shiv Sena.
Bhavana Gawli
In August 2021, the ED performed searches at a number of areas allegedly linked to Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawli over a 2020 cash laundering case. Gawli is accused of allegedly siphoning funds from a belief known as Mahila Utkarsh Pratishthan. The ED has additionally hooked up an workplace constructing price Rs 3.75 crore allegedly linked to Saeed Khan, an aide. The company mentioned it has discovered irregularities to the tune of Rs 17 crore within the belief allegedly linked to Gawli. Amid the current political disaster in Maharashtra, Gawli was seen standing with the insurgent group led by Eknath Khadse and wrote to the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take a stand on Hindutva points.
Yashwant Jadhav, Yamini Jadhav
Shiv Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav and his MLA spouse Yamini are beneath investigation by a number of companies, together with the ED. The ED is probing no less than six corporations allegedly linked to Jadhav and his relations. The company suspects that these corporations have been allegedly used as a “automobile” to maneuver funds in violation of FEMA. On the centre of the probe is Pradhan Sellers Pvt Ltd. The ED has alleged that unsecured loans got from the corporate in lieu of money allegedly acquired from Jadhav’s relations, laundered via a number of layered transactions and introduced again into the books of Pradhan Sellers. This was allegedly utilised to ahead the unsecured loans to the Jadhav relations and events identified to him. The Revenue Tax Division just lately hooked up greater than 40 properties allegedly linked to the chief. Each Yashwant and Yamini sided with the Eknath Shinde camp.
Arjunrao Panditrao Khotkar
Arjunrao Panditrao Khotkar, thought-about near Uddhav Thackeray, is within the ED’s crosshairs over the sale of cooperative sugar mills within the Maharashtra State Cooperative Financial institution case. Amid the Maharashtra political disaster in June, the ED hooked up residual plant and equipment, constructing buildings and greater than 200 acres of land of Jalna Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd. The belongings of this agency are allegedly held within the identify of Arjun Sugar Industries Pvt. Ltd, an organization linked to Khotkar.
Abhishek Banerjee
Months forward of the West Bengal elections in March 2021, the CBI and the ED registered instances of corruption, legal breach of belief and cash laundering over alleged unlawful mining and pilferage of coal from the leasehold space of Jap Coalfields Ltd. The ED has since questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, and his spouse Rujira a number of occasions. It has additionally summoned and questioned West Bengal Legislation Minister Moloy Ghatak and TMC’s Purulia MLA Sushanto Mahato within the case.
The ED has claimed to have discovered a monetary path allegedly resulting in an organization promoted by Rujira. The company has claimed cash was allegedly acquired by this entity in London and Thailand. In 2021, it questioned Abhishek on the receipt of Rs 6 crore in money by an organization (LTB Infraconsultancy Pvt. Ltd) allegedly owned by TMC youth chief Vinay Mishra and his brother Vikas Mishra. Vikas has been arrested by the company, whereas Vinay is alleged to be absconding, having acquired the citizenship of one other nation. In June final yr, the ED had hooked up a property in Kolkata that was allegedly collectively owned by three corporations. These corporations, it claimed, had allegedly acquired cash from LTB for the property. The company had earlier claimed that the cash was laundered on behalf of some Trinamool “stalwarts”.
Partha Chatterjee
Premises linked to Partha Chatterjee, former state commerce minister, have been raided by the ED this month in reference to the alleged recruitment rip-off within the West Bengal College Service Fee and West Bengal Main Schooling Board. Chatterjee held the portfolio of schooling throughout the time of the alleged rip-off. Other than Chatterjee, the ED booked MoS Schooling Paresh C Adhikary, MLA Manik Bhattacharya (who can be an ex-president of the West Bengal Board of Main Schooling) and Chatterjee’s affiliate Arpita Mukherjee, amongst others. In its searches, significantly on the premises related to Mukherjee, the ED claimed that it seized money in extra of Rs 40 crore, other than gold jewelry, bullion, property papers and paperwork associated to different instances.
Narada sting operation
The CBI and ED are investigating a dozen TMC MPs and politicians within the Narada sting operation case. These embody Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy (who switched to BJP however returned to TMC after the Meeting polls) and Lok Sabha MPs Saugata Roy, Aparupa Poddar, Sultan Ahmed, Prasun Banerjee and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. West Bengal ministers, together with Firhad Hakim (city growth), Suvendu Adhikari (transport; now with the BJP), Sovan Chatterjee (atmosphere), and Subrata Mukherjee (rural growth), have additionally been named within the FIR. Former minister Madan Mitra (MLA), MLA Iqbal Ahmed and IPS officer Saiyaad Mustafa Hussain Mirza are additionally going through a probe within the matter. The sting pertains to purported video clips of TMC leaders allegedly accepting cash from the representatives of a fictitious firm for extending favours to it.
In September, 2021, ED filed chargesheets in opposition to Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee within the case.
Pinarayi Vijayan
Greater than 13 years after the CBI chargesheeted the CPI(M)’s then Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan within the 1995 SNC Lavalin case, the ED started a cash laundering probe into the matter in in April 2021. Although it has not questioned Vijayan but and even named him within the case, it has summoned officers of a subsidiary of the Canadian firm for questioning. The case pertains to alleged corruption in a contract awarded by the Kerala authorities to Canadian firm SNC Lavalin in 1995 for renovation and modernisation of three hydroelectric initiatives in Idukki. Vijayan was the state’s electrical energy minister then. He’s the Kerala Chief Minister now.
Bineesh Kodiyeri
The ED arrested Bineesh Kodiyeri, the son of CPI(M) Kerala ex-state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, from Bengaluru on August 29, 2020. It booked him for cash laundering related to an alleged drug racket. The event compelled Balakrishnan to give up because the occasion’s Kerala secretary – he returned to the submit later however give up once more citing failing well being. The ED alleged that Bineesh had common monetary dealings with drug peddler Mohammed Anoop, arrested by the Narcotics Management Bureau in April this yr. The ED claimed it had discovered Anoop’s debit card throughout searches at Kodiyeri’s house. It has mentioned that the cash earned via the alleged drug racket had been used to purchase high-end vehicles and make investments in varied companies.
Thomas Isaac
In March 2021, a month forward of the state polls, the ED summoned the deputy CEO and CEO of Kerala Infrastructure Funding Fund Board (KIIFB) — the place Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is the chairman — for questioning in reference to a case of alleged international trade violation. This month, ED summoned former state finance minister Thomas Isaac for questioning within the case. The probe is predicated on a CAG report that mentioned KIIFB raised funds from the worldwide market with out the consent of the Union authorities.
Ok T Jaleel (ex-LDF Minister, Unbiased)
The previous Kerala Increased Schooling Minister within the CPI(M)-led LDF authorities has been questioned by the NIA, the ED and the Customs Division a number of occasions in reference to the gold smuggling case in 2020. Companies have alleged that he was intently related to key accused within the case, Swapna Suresh. He has additionally been questioned for allegedly receiving consignments of spiritual books and dates from the UAE that he later distributed in his constituency.
Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and Tejashvi Prasad
The relations of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, together with his spouse Rabri Devi and son Tejashvi Yadav, are key accused individuals within the IRCTC rip-off case. The case, primarily based on a CBI FIR of 2017, pertains to alleged favours given by Lalu as railway minister to an organization in cornering tenders for the upkeep of two IRCTC motels. Lalu’s household allegedly acquired prime plots of land as quid professional quo. In December, 2017, the company hooked up land price Rs 44.75 crore belonging to Lara Initiatives LLP, a partnership agency owned by Tejashvi and Rabri Devi. The probe within the case is on.
The ED can be probing the function of Prasad’s eldest son-in-law, Shailesh Kumar (married to Misa Bharti), in a separate cash laundering case linked to the acquisition of alleged tainted belongings involving a agency named Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt. Ltd. This agency is alleged to be linked to Misa, a Rajya Sabha MP, and Shailesh. A chargesheet within the case has been filed.
Lately, primarily based on a CBI FIR, the ED has once more booked the Lalu household in a contemporary case of cash laundering associated to the “land-for-jobs” case. The household, throughout Lalu’s tenure as railway minister, is accused of getting taken plots of land as bribes for offering Railways jobs.
The ED has additionally just lately registered two instances in reference to the fodder rip-off of the Nineties in opposition to Lalu.
Amarendra Dhari Singh
In June final yr, the ED arrested RJD Rajya Sabha MP Amarendra Dhari Singh in reference to a cash laundering probe into alleged corruption within the import of fertilisers by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO). Singh has been implicated within the case on the idea of his affiliation with an organization named Jyoti Buying and selling Corp., Dubai the place he’s vice chairman. The corporate is a key accused within the case. The ED case is predicated on a CBI FIR of Might 17. The CBI has booked IFFCO MD and CEO U S Awasthi and 9 others, together with his two sons, for alleged corruption and inflicting loss to the exchequer by importing fertiliser uncooked materials at inflated costs from overseas.
Singh, together with VVIP chopper case accused Rajiv Saxena, is talked about among the many accused within the CBI FIR. Saxena is accused of shifting cash for a number of accused individuals within the AgustaWestland case.
Satyendar Jain
In August 2017, the CBI registered an FIR in opposition to Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain for allegedly laundering greater than Rs 16 crore in 2010-12 and 2015-16. Primarily based on the CBI FIR, the ED registered a case of cash laundering. The companies are investigating if Jain illegally moved cash via shell corporations in these durations and purchased agricultural land in Delhi. It’s also alleged that Jain tried to transform this land right into a residential plot utilizing his affect as a minister. The ED arrested Jain on Might 30. The earlier month, it had provisionally hooked up immovable properties price Rs 4.81 crore of corporations allegedly related to him and his household. The ED has filed a chargesheet within the case.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira
In March 2021, the ED raided the premises of former Chief of Opposition within the Punjab Meeting Sukhpal Singh Khaira in reference to alleged drug smuggling and a faux passport racket. The central company is probing the Bholath MLA, as soon as a member of AAP however now main the Punjab Ekta Occasion, for alleged cash laundering in reference to the 2015 Fazilka drug smuggling case. Forward of the Punjab polls this yr, the ED additionally summoned AAP Nationwide Secretary Pankaj Gupta for questioning within the case. In keeping with sources, within the run-up to the 2016 Meeting elections in Punjab, AAP acquired $1.19 lakh via a fundraising marketing campaign within the US. Paperwork associated to this have been discovered by the ED throughout a search operation at Khaira’s residence in March final yr, sources mentioned.
BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati shouldn’t be named in any FIR by any central company, however a number of initiatives and schemes from her tenure as CM are beneath investigation. Greater than 4 years after the UP Vigilance Division booked BSP authorities ministers and officers for alleged irregularities in development of memorials throughout Mayawati’s regime, the ED — which had registered a cash laundering case within the matter in 2014 — searched seven areas in January 2019. The searches got here months forward of the Lok Sabha elections.
In keeping with the ED, alleged irregularities within the development of memorials between 2007 and 2012 precipitated a lack of Rs 111.44 crore to the state exchequer.
Mayawati additionally got here beneath the scanner throughout the time of demonetisation. In December 2016, the ED claimed to have detected money deposits of over Rs 104 crore in an account allegedly linked to the BSP and Rs 1.43 crore in an account allegedly linked to Mayawati’s brother, Anand Kumar, in a department of United Financial institution of India in Delhi. Investigation is on in each instances. Investigation within the money deposits case was finally transferred to the Revenue Tax Division. Within the memorials case, the probe continues to be on.
Mohammad Iqbal
Each the CBI and the ED are probing alleged irregularities and corruption within the disinvestment of 21 sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh throughout the Mayawati rule. In March final yr, the ED hooked up seven non-functional sugar mills owned by former BSP MLC Mohammad Iqbal and his household beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. In keeping with the company, the land on which the mills are positioned is price over Rs 1,097 crore.
Later, the ED additionally hooked up Iqbal’s properties in Saharanpur and Dehradun. The company had lodged the case primarily based on a probe by the Severe Fraud Investigation Workplace of the Ministry of Company Affairs in 2010-11. The SFIO had investigated Iqbal and others for allegedly buying belongings via illegitimate means.
Vinay Shankar Tiwari
In October 2020, the CBI raided premises allegedly linked to BSP Gorakhapur MLA Vinay Shankar Tiwari and his spouse Rita Tiwari after reserving them for alleged financial institution fraud of over Rs 750 crore. Following this, in January final yr, the ED registered a case of cash laundering in opposition to the MLA. Tiwari is the son of former minister and strongman from Gorakhpur, Hari Shankar Tiwari.
Mukhtar Ansari
The previous BSP MP was booked by the ED final yr for alleged cash laundering on the idea of a number of instances registered by the UP Police associated to land grabbing and unlawful companies operated by him and his gang members. The company has since questioned his MLA son from SBSP, Abbas Ansari, his BSP MP brother Afzal Ansari and SP MLA nephew Shoaib Ansari within the case. The investigation within the case is on.
Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Occasion chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav can be beneath investigation by each the CBI and the ED for alleged irregularities within the Gomti riverfront venture in addition to mining contracts given out by the state. The company in January 2019 registered a case in opposition to various UP politicians and bureaucrats for allegedly laundering proceeds of crime earned via unlawful allotment of sand mining licences in Hamirpur between 2012 and 2016. The ED case was primarily based on a CBI FIR the place the latter mentioned it will additionally study the function of ministers who held the cost of the mining ministries throughout the interval of the alleged rip-off. Yadav held the cost of the mining ministry till Gayatri Prajapati grew to become the mining minister in 2013. Prajapati was arrested by the ED within the case.
The CBI had registered a case within the Gomti riverfront venture matter in 2018 following which the ED registered a case of cash laundering. The venture had been launched by the Akhilesh Yadav authorities and was one of many first instances referred to the CBI by the Yogi Adityanath authorities after it got here to energy.
Azam Khan
The ED had in 2020 filed a case in opposition to senior SP chief Azam Khan in reference to the alleged switch of funds to Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Belief that runs Mohammad Ali Jauhar College. Khan is the college’s founder and chancellor. Khan, his son Abdullah and his spouse have been questioned by the ED a number of occasions within the case. For the reason that BJP got here to energy in 2017, as many as 81 instances have been registered in opposition to Khan on a number of fees, together with alleged land grabbing, dishonest and legal trespass. The ED case is predicated on these FIRs.
Atiq Ahmed
The ED registered a cash laundering case in opposition to former SP legislator Atiq Ahmed in 2021 for allegedly utilizing cash earned via legal actions to create immovable belongings in Prayagraj and elsewhere. The case was primarily based on FIRs registered by the UP Police. In December final yr, the company hooked up belongings to the tune of Rs 8 crore belonging to Ahmed and has since questioned some builders related to him. Ahmed joined AIMIM in September 2021.
YS Chowdary
The previous Union minister, who was a TDP Rajya Sabha MP till 2019, is being probed by the CBI and the ED in a set of three FIRs. These FIRs allege {that electrical} gear producer Finest and Crompton Engineering Initiatives Ltd (BCEPL) — which companies declare belong to Chowdary — fraudulently obtained loans to the tune of over Rs 360 crore from a consortium of banks and defaulted on them. In October 2018, the ED had performed a number of raids at premises related to him. It even hooked up over Rs 315 crore of belongings allegedly belonging to him. Months later, in 2019, Chowdary joined the BJP. In 2019, the ED filed a chargesheet in opposition to him. The probe within the case continues to be on however there was no reported growth.
Prabhakar Reddy
In June this yr, the ED raided premises allegedly linked to former TDP MLA Prabhakar Reddy in reference to a case of cash laundering. Reddy was allegedly concerned in a registration rip-off involving BS-III and BS-IV automobiles, which have been scrapped following Supreme Court docket orders in 2017. It has been alleged that automobiles meant to be scrapped have been bought by getting ready faux invoices and insurance coverage certificates, after which registered as new automobiles in Nagaland.
Rayapati Sambasiva Rao
In 2020, the CBI and the ED booked TDP chief and former Lok Sabha member Rayapati Sambasiva Rao for alleged financial institution mortgage fraud to the tune of Rs 8,000 crore. The companies booked Transstroy (India) Ltd and its CMD, Cherukuri Sridhar, amongst others, for allegedly defrauding a consortium led by Canara Financial institution. Rao is an extra director within the firm and has been arraigned as an accused together with one other extra director, Akkineni Satish.
A Revanth Reddy
The ED booked A Revanth Reddy for alleged cash laundering in a case the place he, as TDP ground chief within the Meeting, was alleged to have paid a Rs 50 lakh bribe to a nominated MLA representing the Anglo-Indian group for a vote within the 2015 MLC elections. The ED filed a chargesheet in opposition to him final yr within the case. Reddy is now Telangana Congress working president and Lok Sabha MP.
Yarapathineni Srinivas Rao
The ED booked the TDP chief and former MLA in a case of alleged cash laundering related to unlawful mining in Guntur in January 2021. The ED case was primarily based on a 2020 CBI FIR. The probes have been began on suggestion from the YSRCP-led state authorities. It was alleged that unlawful mining of a number of lakh of tonnes of limestone was performed by the accused between 2014 and 2018. The probe continues to be on.
Pranab Balabantaray
In 2018, the ED questioned BJD MLA Pranab Balabantaray in reference to a cash laundering probe linked to the jailed Dhal Samant gangster brothers. A transport firm owned by Balabantaray had been alleged to have had transactions with the jailed gangsters. The probe within the case continues to be on.
Jitu Patnaik
In Might 2022, the ED seized greater than Rs 133 crore allegedly belonging to former Odisha MLA Jitendra Nath Patnaik, often known as Jitu Patnaik, in reference to a case of cash laundering. Between 2000 and 2014, Patnaik represented the Champua constituency in Odisha as an Unbiased MLA. Patnaik had been chargesheeted by Odisha Vigilance division for alleged unlawful mining.
Pravat Tripathy
Former BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy is beneath ED probe in reference to the Artha Tatva chit fund rip-off case. He was just lately questioned by the company. He has earlier been arrested and chargesheeted by the CBI within the case.
Anam Naik
Former BJD MLA Anam Naik has been beneath ED investigation for alleged corruption and possession of disproportionate belongings. He was first booked by the Odisha Vigilance Division in 2020. This March, the ED hooked up belongings price greater than Rs 1.5 crore allegedly belonging to him.
Ramchandra Hansda
The then Lok Sabha MP from Mayurbhanj was arrested by CBI together with two former MLAs in reference to a discount fund rip-off case the place an organization allegedly owned by them was accused of diverting funds of buyers. The company arrested Hansdah, together with Subarna Naik, a former MLA of BJD, and Hitesh Kumar Bagartti, former BJP MLA, in reference to the rip-off. Naik and Bagartti had been suspended by their events earlier than their arrest. The ED performed a parallel investigation and in August this yr hooked up belongings belonging to Nava Dignata Group. The transfer got here months after Hansdah joined the JMM. The CBI has already chargesheeted the three and the case is dedicated to trial. The ED probe continues to be on.
S Jagathrakshakan
S Jagathrakshakan, a former Union minister from the DMK and MP from Arakkonam, is beneath investigation by the ED for alleged international trade violations. In September 2020, the ED issued orders to grab his belongings price over Rs 89 crore for allegedly illegally buying securities in an organization in Singapore. The probe within the case continues to be on.
Anitha R Radhakrishnan
The ED registered a case of cash laundering in opposition to Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister Anitha R Radhakrishnan for alleged possession of disproportionate belongings in December 2020. In February this yr, the company hooked up belongings price over Rs 6.5 crore allegedly belonging to him. Final month, nonetheless, the Madras Excessive Court docket stayed the ED investigations in opposition to the minister. The case was first filed by the Tamil Nadu Vigilance Division in 2006 when Radhakrishnan was with the AIADMK. He joined the DMK in 2009.
V Senthil Balaji
The ED has been probing the Tamil Nadu Minister Electrical energy and Liquor Minister since 2020 over an alleged job racket. The ED case is predicated on a Central Crime Department FIR the place it was alleged that the racket was perpetrated by individuals claiming proximity with him throughout his stint because the Transport Minister within the Jayalalithaa authorities between 2011 and 2016. The ED questioned him in August 2021 after he joined the DMK.
DMK functionary Villayutham was booked by the ED for alleged cash laundering final yr in reference to alleged possession and smuggling of sea cucumbers. The ED case is predicated on some 13 FIRs registered by native police. It raided his residence in August final yr.
Dayanidhi Azhagiri
The son of expelled DMK chief MK Azhagiri, Dayanidhi Azhagiri faces an ED cash laundering investigation in reference to alleged unlawful mining. In April 2019, the ED provisionally hooked up 25 properties price over Rs 40 crore allegedly linked to Olympus Granite Pvt. Ltd and its stakeholder, Dayanidhi. The ED case is predicated on an FIR and chargesheet filed by Tamil Nadu Police in opposition to the corporate for allegedly “criminally conspiring and indulging in unlawful granite mining actions resulting in losses to the federal government and wrongful acquire to themselves”.
Gautham Sigamani
In October 2020, the ED seized belongings price over Rs 8.6 crore belonging to the DMK chief in reference to a case of alleged international trade violations. In keeping with the ED, Sigamani allegedly acquired international safety with out RBI approval. The ED has claimed that Sigamani, in March 2008, allegedly made abroad investments of $1 lakh (Rs 41.57 lakh then) in buying 2.45 lakh shares of PT Excel Megindo, Jakarta, and $55,000 (Rs 22.86 lakh then) in Common Enterprise Ventures, UAE, with out RBI approval. This, ED mentioned, was in contravention of Part 4 of the International Change Administration Act.
YSR Congress
Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has been on the centre of a number of investigations for the reason that UPA period. The ED booked him in a contemporary cash laundering case in 2015. The case pertained to the monetary affairs of Jagan-owned Bharathi Cements, and was primarily based on the CBI’s alleged findings in opposition to India Cements. In a chargesheet filed in August 2018, the ED named Jagan, his spouse Bharathi and YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy as accused individuals. The ED has additionally hooked up properties to the tune of Rs 232 crore within the case.
Ok Raghu Rama Krishna Raju
Amid hypothesis of YSRCP becoming a member of the NDA in 2020, the CBI booked insurgent occasion MP Ok Raghu Rama Krishna Raju and his spouse Rama Devi in reference to alleged financial institution mortgage fraud in October. Primarily based on the CBI case, the ED registered a case of alleged cash laundering in opposition to him. Raju has been named alongside along with his spouse and 9 others in an FIR, which alleges {that a} consortium led by the Punjab Nationwide Financial institution had been defrauded by him and his firm of Rs 826 crore in loans.
TTV Dhinakaran
Within the warmth of the political tussle inside AIADMK following the dying of CM J Jayalalithaa in 2017, the Delhi police arrested Dhinakaran, an in depth aide of Sasikala, for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Fee official to assist his faction maintain the AIADMK’s Two Leaves image. The ED registered a case of cash laundering in Might 2017 within the matter. It has since questioned him on a number of events. He has since floated his personal occasion, AMMK. Investigation within the case continues to be on.
Nationwide Convention
Farooq Abdullah
The previous chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir is beneath probe by the ED in reference to alleged irregularities in grants given by the BCCI to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Affiliation (JKCA). The NC chief has been questioned a number of occasions by the company with the most recent occasion being in Might this yr. Earlier this month, the company filed a chargesheet in opposition to Abdullah within the case. It has additionally hooked up a number of properties allegedly belonging to him. The ED case is predicated on a CBI FIR. The CBI has already chargesheeted Abdullah for allegedly siphoning Rs 43 crore from BCCI’s grants to JKCA. The funds have been allegedly siphoned between 2002 and 2011 when Abdullah was the JKCA president.
Omar Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah’s son and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was questioned by the ED in April this yr in reference to a cash laundering probe into the monetary affairs of J&Ok Financial institution. Omar was questioned with regard to some administrators he allegedly acquired appointed to the J&Ok Financial institution board. The financial institution has been beneath investigation since 2019 for alleged irregularities in disbursal of loans, nepotism in appointments, and functioning. A number of FIRs in opposition to the financial institution and its office-bearers have been filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Jammu and Kashmir. Primarily based on these FIRs, the ED registered a case of cash laundering.
Mehbooba Mufti
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been going through an ED investigation within the J&Ok Financial institution matter in addition to the case of two diaries allegedly seized by the ED throughout a raid the place some purported funds made to Mufti and her household are allegedly talked about. The company has questioned her and her mom a number of occasions within the instances.
Tassaduq Hussain Mufti
Mehbooba’s brother and minister of tourism in her erstwhile authorities, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti was questioned by the ED in November final yr for alleged cash laundering. Hussain allegedly acquired funds in his accounts from some businessmen primarily based in Jammu and Kashmir.
Raj Thackeray
In August 2019, the ED questioned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray over suspected irregularities in Infrastructure Leasing and Monetary Providers (IL&FS) loans to Kohinoor CTL of which Thackeray was allegedly a companion until 2009. The probe in opposition to Thackeray was a part of the ED’s general investigation into the affairs of IL&FS. The probe continues to be on.
Om Prakash Chautala
Weeks earlier than the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the ED hooked up belongings allegedly linked to the previous Haryana chief minister in reference to a case of disproportionate belongings. Properties price greater than Rs 3.68 crore in Delhi and Haryana allegedly belonging to Chautala and his sons Abhay and Ajay have been hooked up. The ED case is predicated on a CBI FIR which alleged that the Chautala household amassed property price greater than Rs 153 crore — which is disproportionate to their identified sources of revenue between 1993 and 2006. The CBI has already filed chargesheets in opposition to Chautala senior and his sons within the case. The probe continues to be on.
Nama Nageswara Rao
Early in July, the ED hooked up belongings of round Rs 96 crore allegedly belonging to TRS Lok Sabha MP Nama Nageswara Rao in reference to its cash laundering probe into the affairs of his firm, Madhucon Group. The case is said to alleged financial institution fraud of over Rs 1,000 crore dedicated by Madhucon Group’s Ranchi Expressway Ltd.
Unbiased Rajya Sabha MP and industrialist Vijay Mallya was booked by CBI in 2015 and 2016 in two instances of alleged mortgage default and diversion of over Rs 10,000 crore. The loans have been availed by his failed airline, Kingfisher Airways, from a consortium of banks. The defaults on the loans allegedly started in 2009-10. The ED performed a parallel investigation in opposition to Mallya on fees of cash laundering and has since hooked up and liquidated properties belonging to him. Mallya left for the UK in March 2016. Since then, each companies have filed chargesheets in opposition to him and have received extradition proceedings in opposition to him in a UK court docket. Nevertheless, he’s but to be introduced again to India.
In 2010, when Mallya was elected to the Rajya Sabha, MLAs from JD(S) and BJP in Karnataka are mentioned to have voted for him.
BJP, allies
PVS Sarma
In November 2020, the ED arrested PVS Sarma, former vice-president of Surat BJP, for allegedly faking the circulation figures of his newspaper Satyam Occasions to get commercials. In January 2021, it hooked up belongings price greater than Rs 2.7 crore belonging to Sanket Media Pvt. Ltd, which owns the newspaper. In the identical month, it additionally filed a chargesheet in opposition to him.
Mohit Kamboj
Maharashtra BJP chief Mohit Kamboj has been booked by the ED in reference to an alleged mortgage fraud of Rs 67 crore. The ED case is predicated on a 2020 CBI FIR. Kamboj, as managing director of the agency Avyan Abroad Pvt. Ltd, is accused of diverting mortgage funds for private functions.
Gali Janardhan Reddy
Although BJP chief Gali Janardhan Reddy has been beneath investigation for the reason that UPA period for alleged unlawful mining, the ED probed him within the 2018 Ambidant Advertising ponzi scheme case. Reddy had been arrested within the case in 2018 by the Central Crime Department of Bengaluru Police. The ED started a probe into Ambidant beneath the International Change Administration Act in January 2019. In keeping with the case registered by the Bengaluru Police Crime Department in opposition to the corporate, Reddy and his former private assistant, Mehfuz Ali Khan, allegedly accepted Rs 20 crore from the agency which duped a whole bunch of buyers of round Rs 600 crore. Police claimed the agency paid the cash to settle a case filed in opposition to it by the ED.
Bikram Singh Majithia
Majithia, a Shiromani Akali Dal minister throughout the NDA regime in Punjab, was questioned by the ED in December 2014 after his identify cropped up within the 2013 probe into an alleged Rs 6,000-crore worldwide artificial drug racket. Jagdish Bhola, a dismissed DSP arrested in 2013 for alleged involvement within the racket, claimed in court docket that it was being run beneath the minister’s patronage and with the total data of the state police. An ED officer, transferred after he had despatched Majithia a summons, was retained after the excessive court docket’s intervention. ED sources claimed his switch was routine and had nothing to do with the case. Although the ED had questioned Majithia, his identify was by no means talked about in its chargesheet. The investigation continues to be on.
Dushyant Singh
The ED is probing former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia’s son in reference to a case of alleged international trade violation. In October 2014, the ED started investigating the alleged routing of Rs 21 crore from a Mauritius-based firm, Wilton Funding Ltd, to Rajasthan-based Ananda Heritage Resorts Pvt. Ltd (AHHPL), an organization allegedly linked to former IPL chairman Lalit Modi. The ED alleged that part of the Rs 21-crore AHHPL acquired from Mauritius was paid to Niyant Heritage Resorts Pvt. Ltd (NHHPL), a agency owned by Dushyant Singh — a BJP MP from Jhalawar-Baran — and his spouse Niharika. In keeping with sources, NHHPL allegedly acquired a complete of Rs 11.63 crore from AHHPL, first within the type of an unsecured mortgage of Rs 3.8 crore in April 2008 and later by buy of 815 shares of NHHPL in two tranches. AHHPL allegedly acquired NHHPL shares of Rs 10 at a premium of Rs 96,180 every. The ED is probing whether or not the unsecured mortgage and acquisition of shares was irregular. The probe continues to be on.
Ireo Group
In November final yr, the ED arrested the chairman and managing director of Ireo Group, Lalit Goyal, in reference to its probe into alleged cash laundering linked to the funds of the corporate. Goyal’s sister is married to BJP chief Sudhanshu Mittal. In January this yr, the ED filed a chargesheet in opposition to Goyal and Ireo the place it alleged that the group siphoned homebuyers’ cash price Rs 1,225 crore, utilizing tax havens such because the British Virgin Islands to launder it.
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