Many realtors in Prayagraj, Lucknow and Delhi alleged to have hyperlinks with slain gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed and who’ve change into wealthy in the previous couple of years are under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
As per reviews, ED officers have obtained inputs that these builders have been using shell corporations to flip Atiq’s illegal assets into white cash. ED officers are actually gathering proof in opposition to them for additional motion. Additionally it is suspected that these builders are using shell corporations to buy benami assets on Atiq’s behalf. The ED officers are actually scanning the small print relating to turnover, financial institution accounts and transactions of those corporations.
They stated particulars about some new corporations got here to fore from the paperwork seized from builders Amit Goyal, Atul Dwivedi and three chartered accountants. Additional investigation is being carried out to inquire in regards to the enterprise executed by way of these corporations.
Furthermore, ED officers have additionally seized mobiles, laptops and so forth throughout the latest raids at places of Atiq’s associates in Prayagraj, Lucknow and Delhi that are being scanned. The ED had registered a case of cash laundering in opposition to Atiq Ahmed three years again and had seized properties price ₹8 crore and his financial institution accounts.
Of their largest crackdown on Atiq on April 12 this yr, ED officers carried out raided the locations of over a dozen associates of Atiq in Prayagraj. They included builder Sanjeev Agarwal, former MLA Asif Jafri, accountant Sitaram Shukla, lawyer Khan Saulat Hanif and others.
The ED had seized large amount of money, money counting machines together with paperwork of shell corporations. On June 15, the ED officers once more carried out raids at totally different places of 5 associates of Atiq.