Money laundering case: HP police share list of 100 people with ED

The Anti-Money Laundering Unit, which is run under the chairmanship of the Himachal DGP, shared information on major organized crimes with the law enforcement directorate.

In yet another attempt to take down the organized crime network in Himachal Pradesh, the state police have shared a list of 100 people with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate ill-gotten money under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

“The properties of more than 100 people, who raised money to the tune of more than 65 crore, has been investigated and the information has been shared with the ED for further investigation under PMLA,” HP Chief Police Officer Sanjay Kundu said in a statement posted here. Wednesday.

The anti-money laundering cell, which is managed under the chairmanship of the DGP, has shared information on major organized crimes with the law enforcement directorate. The cell had initially shared three cases filed against Manav Bharti University with the ED for financial investigation, in which harsh measures were taken and ill-gotten proceeds from the accused to the tune of 194 crores were attached. The university had sold fake degrees in many states across the country. The police had arrested its owner Rajkumar Rana. The investigation found that the university sold more than 42,000 fake degrees through agents in 13 states. Each diploma was sold at prices ranging from 1,000,000 3,000,000. No less than 16 people had been arrested in this case. Rana’s wife and daughter were found guilty.

Continuing its crackdown on organized crime, the police also targeted serious criminals, the drug, alcohol and mining mafias and succeeded in dismantling their networks.

Since May 2021, 25 such cases, including two cases of embezzlement by an official; six drug trafficking cases; five for cheating and forgery; seven of illicit alcohol; four cases of illegal mining and one case of attempted murder were investigated. The properties of more than 100 people in these cases were surveyed and the information shared with the ED. “It is hoped that severe action will be taken by the ED in seizing the ill-gotten gains of these defendants, which will break the backbone of organized crime and trade unions,” DGP Kundu said.

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