ED action in Telangana And Andhra Pradesh action against casino operators ED raid on eight places

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ED Action in Telangana And Andhra Pradesh

Highlights

  • Raid for violation of FEMA Act rules
  • Raids were conducted at eight places in two states
  • The agency also investigated hawala transactions

ED Action in Telangana And Andhra Pradesh: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted raids at eight locations in Hyderabad in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh against the organizers and agents of casinos for violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA Act) rules. This information was provided by officers.

Officials said the raids were conducted at the residences and other places of the casino organisers, their associates and agents. He said the central agency also probed the alleged hawala transactions. “The raids were conducted at eight places under the provisions of FEMA,” an official said without giving details.

Allegations of payment to winners through hawala transactions

It is alleged that casino dealers and agents organized casinos in Nepal in June this year. Also special flights were arranged for the casino players and the winners were paid through hawala transactions. When asked whether the ED had made any seizures after the raids, the official did not comment.

Jharkhand: ED seizes a ship worth Rs 30 crore

In another case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said that it has seized a vessel worth Rs 30 crore operated by a person linked to an aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, which was allegedly used through illegal mining. Used to carry the extracted stones.

He said the vessel is linked to Pankaj Mishra, a political aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who was recently arrested by the ED in an illegal mining case. He is in the custody of the agency till August 1. Officials said that the registration number of this inland vessel named Infralink-3 is WB 1809.

The ship was being operated illegally – Agency

The ED had also lodged an FIR against the owner of the vessel at the local police station on Tuesday. The federal agency said in a statement on Wednesday that the vessel was being operated illegally without any permission from Sukargarh Ghat in Sahebganj, Jharkhand. The ED said, “The vessel was being operated at the behest of Rajesh Yadav alias Dahu Yadav in connivance with Pankaj Mishra and others. Illegally mined stones were being sent through it. The statement said that The estimated cost of the vessel is around Rs 30 crore.

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