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ED Takes Stringent Action: Attaches Assets Worth Rs. 315.60 Crore in Bank Fraud Case

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In a notable development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken decisive action in a bank fraud case, provisionally attaching substantial assets with a cumulative value of Rs. 315.60 Crore. This action is part of ongoing investigations into alleged financial irregularities involving M/s Rajmal Lakhichand Jewelers Pvt. Ltd., M/s R L Gold Pvt. Ltd., M/s Manraj Jewelers Pvt. Ltd., and other entities under the ambit of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

Scope of Asset Attachment

The ED’s move extends to 70 immovable assets dispersed across various locations, including Jalgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Sillod, and Kutch. These properties, whose provisional attachment has been executed, represent a substantial value in connection with the ongoing bank fraud case.

The attachment doesn’t stop at immovable assets alone. Movable assets with a combined worth of Rs. 315.60 Crore have also been included in this stringent action by the ED. This comprehensive approach ensures that all avenues through which illicit gains may have been channeled are thoroughly investigated.

Rigorous Enforcement of PMLA, 2002

The initiation of provisional attachment proceedings under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 underscores the ED’s commitment to enforcing stringent measures to combat financial malfeasance. The PMLA is a significant legal framework designed to curb money laundering and illicit financial activities, and the ED’s action falls in line with its mission to uphold the integrity of financial systems.

The provisional attachment of assets represents a crucial step in the investigative process, enabling authorities to preserve properties and assets that may be subject to confiscation in the future, should the investigation lead to a conclusive determination of wrongdoing.

As investigations continue, the ED’s unwavering dedication to pursuing the truth and safeguarding financial systems is evident in its actions. The bank fraud case, with its provisional asset attachment, exemplifies the authority’s commitment to upholding the principles of transparency and accountability in financial dealings.

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