ED attaches Anup Majee's assets worth Rs 167 crore in West Bengal coal mining case

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 4/7/2021 11:39:58 AM

New Delhi, Apr 6 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached immovable assets to the tune of Rs 165.86 crore owned by Anup Majee in an illegal coal mining case, a case in which TMC leader Vinay Mishra and Abhishek Banarjee's family members are being probed. Abhishek Banerjee is a Trinamool Congress MP from Diamond Harbour and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew. These assets include land, factory premises, plant and machinery, and other assets of two companies -- Ispat Damodar Private Limited and Sonic Thermal Private Limited. The manufacturing plants of both these companies are situated in Purulia and Bankura, West Bengal, and beneficially owned by Anup Majee. The ED initiated its investigation on the basis of the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Kolkata. "Money laundering investigation revealed that Anup Majee had transferred Proceeds of Crime (POC) to the tune of Rs 67.80 crore to both the companies in the guise of a share purchase of these companies for acquiring the plants and assets of these companies," the ED said. Apart from this, the ED claims that proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 98.06 crore were also transferred to both of the companies. A total of Rs 165.86 crore was transferred to these companies by Anup Majee which had been layered through the maze of shell companies and generated from the illegal.


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