The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials conducted searches at various properties belonging to ‘Lottery King Martin in Coimbatore on Thursday. It is said that the raids are being conducted due to the illegal remittance of Rs 910 crore in lottery sales. While the sale of lotteries has been banned in Tamil Nadu, it is permitted in some states including Kerala. Coimbatore-based… Continue reading "ED raids ‘Lottery King’ Santiago Martin in Coimbatore amid illegal remittance allegations"
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday took possession of 15 immovable properties owned by DMK MP and former Union Minister A Raja. The properties were registered in the name of his Benami company, Kovai Shelters Promoters India Private Limited. ‘A ‘Benami’ property is not a property in which the real beneficiary is not the one under whose name the property… Continue reading "ED takes possession of Raja’s properties"
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday launched a major crackdown on sand mafia in Tamil Nadu, carrying out raids at over 40 locations across the state. The raids took place at sand mining sites, sales depots and the offices and residences of sand mining contractors at several locations, including Vellore, Chennai, Dindigul, Tiruchi, Karur and Pudukottai, among others. The ED’s… Continue reading "Enforcement Directorate investigates money laundering in Tamil Nadu’s sand mining business"
More than a month after the searches on premises belonging to Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy and his MP son Gautham Sigamani, the Enforcement Directorate team on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against Gautham Sigamani and six others in PMLA case at principal session court here. The raids were carried out in connection with a 2012 case filed during the… Continue reading "Enforcement Directorate files charge sheet against Ponmudy’s son"
Following the arrest of Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji in a money laundering case on June 14, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted several raids and searches at different locations connected to him. On Wednesday morning, officials from the investigating agency arrived at an under-construction building located on the Karur-Salem highway, which belongs to Ashok, the brother of Balaji,… Continue reading "ED searches property of Senthilbalaji’s brother in Karur"
After a green signal from the Supreme Court (SC), officials from the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) apprehended V Senthil Balaji, a detained Tamil Nadu Minister, to question him in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving a cash-for-jobs scam. As of the time of this report, Senthil Balaji was being transferred from the Puzhal Central Prison to the ED’s… Continue reading "ED takes Senthilbalaji into custody after SC dismisses his pleas"
Embattled Minister V Senthilbalaji and his wife Megala on Wednesday assailed the Enforcement Directorate’s decision to arrest him in a money laundering case, saying in accordance with a Supreme court judgment, the officials of the probe agency are not police officers and so they cannot make arrests. Appearing for the Minister and his wife before a bench of Justices AS… Continue reading "Senthil Balaji case: Kapil Sibal says ED can’t make arrests"
State higher education minister K Ponmudy on Wednesday met and briefed Chief Minister M K Stalin after going through Enforcement Directorate (ED) inquiry in connection with alleged money laundering case. Ponmudy visited Stalin at the Chief Minister’s camp office a day after the conclusion of the two-day grilling by the ED. If party sources with knowledge of the meeting were… Continue reading "Minister Ponmudy briefs CM Stalin after ED inquiry"
Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday withdrew the permission given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the state. “Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (Central Act XXV of 1946) states that the Central Bureau of Investigation should obtain the prior permission of the respective state government even if it is conducting an investigation in any… Continue reading "Tamilnadu govt withdraws permission given to CBI"
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Tamil Nadu Power and Excise Minister V Senthil Balaji on Wednesday after conducting searches at premises linked to him in connection with a money laundering case. The ED brought Balaji to Omandurar government hospital in Chennai for medical examination after his arrest in the wee hours of Wednesday after the DMK minister complained of chest… Continue reading "ED officials arrest Minister Senthilbalaji in money-laundering case"