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ED provisionally attaches properties worth Rs 257 crore in Unitech case

ED provisionally attaches properties worth Rs 257 crore in Unitech case

ED provisionally attaches properties worth Rs 257 crore in Unitech case
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By CNBC-TV18 Jun 23, 2022 5:41:42 PM IST (Updated)

The Enforcement Directorate today provisionally attached movable and immovable properties worth Rs 257 crore based in Gurugram, Goa, and Chennai in the case of Unitech Ltd.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has provisionally attached movable and immovable properties worth Rs 257 crore based in Gurugram, Goa, and Chennai in the case of Unitech Ltd.

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The attached properties include residential/commercial units and land parcels owned by Chandra Investment Group Realty Fund and Authentic Group.
In February this year, the ED had filed a fresh chargesheet before a court in New Delhi in connection with its money laundering probe against realty group Unitech, its promoter brothers Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra, and others.
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The chargesheet was filed before the Rouse Avenue court and the court has taken cognisance of the prosecution-compliant field under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), it said.
Sanjay Chandra, Ajay Chandra, Ramesh Chandra (their father and founder of the Unitech group), Preeti Chandra (wife of Sanjay Chandra), Rajesh Malik (promoter of accused company Carnoustie group), and 66 domestic and overseas companies have been arrayed as accused in the chargesheet, the agency said.
All five are in judicial custody at present. This is the second chargesheet by the agency against the accused. The first was filed on December 2 last year.
The ED had filed a money laundering case against the group, its promoters, and linked companies on June 6, 2018, on the directions of the Supreme Court and also after taking cognisance of two Delhi Police FIRs filed by the economic offences wing (EOW) and the Saket police station.
The agency has conducted as many as 43 raids in this case and issued 11 attachment orders, which include 297 domestic and overseas assets worth a total of Rs 763 crore, till now.
Properties of other accused companies like Carnoustie Group, Shivalik Group, Trikar Group as well as the personal and shell (dummy) companies linked to the Chandra’s have been attached, it said.
The ED said the total “proceeds of crime” detected in this case stand at Rs 6,352 crore and it has also filed five status report before the apex court updating it about the investigation being conducted under the criminal sections of the PMLA.
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