Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against suspected Indian operatives and an ultra outfit of Bangladesh to probe "terror funding" crimes in the aftermath of the Burdwan blast in West Bengal.
A technical issue of jurisdiction today came in the way of arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan who failed to get any immediate relief from a Delhi court in a case lodged by the ED on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.
Widening its probe into the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate will send judicial requests to about six countries seeking information on bank accounts and transactions to detect the trail of alleged kickbacks money.
Marketing agents who promoted investment schemes of the controversial Saradha group of companies among investors in various states were earning a high commission of 35 per cent till the time the alleged scam became public, says an Enforcement Directorate probe report.
Bihar government has got Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi`s nod to bring in a Bill, similar to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for effective crackdown on black money, highly-placed sources in the state government said.
In perhaps first such action against terror funds channelled into the country, a special anti-money laundering court here has ordered freezing of Rs 55 lakh cash of fugitive terrorist Nasir Safi Mir, who is said to be the financial brain behind terror and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.