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ED may file more cases in coal scam

PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 19:42

New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file some fresh cases under money laundering laws in the coal blocks allocation scam.

The agency, according to sources, has registered nine cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is in the process of going through all the CBI FIRs filed in the coal blocks allocation case.

The Supreme Court has also directed the agency to file by February 8 the status report on its probe into coal scam for suspected money laundering and foreign exchange rules violations.

ED, the sources said, will also go through the recent two CBI FIRs registered by it to probe allocations of coal blocks made during the NDA and United Front government.

CBI has filed a total of 16 cases in the coal scam probe.

ED is also understood to have been looking at possible instances of forex violation in the case.

It can attach assets and properties of the accused and their business concerns if its investigation shows that they came from "proceeds of crime".

First Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 19:39
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