New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached assets of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s son-in-law, actors Dino Morea, Sanjay Khan and DJ Aqueel in a money laundering case involving Gujarat-based pharmaceutical company Sterling Biotech Group. The Enforcement Directorate has given this information by tweeting.
Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached movable & immovable properties worth Rs. 8.79 Crore under PMLA in Sandesara Group case. With this attachment, the total attachment reached to Rs 14,521.80 Crore. pic.twitter.com/8SEPTxCRZf
— ED (@dir_ed) July 2, 2021
The ED said that under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), preliminary orders have been issued to attach the properties of four people. The value of the property is Rs 8.79 crore.
Of this, the attached assets of Khan are worth Rs 3 crore, that of Dino Morea is worth Rs 1.4 crore and that of Aqeel Abdulkhaleel Bachuali, popularly known as DJ Aqeel, is worth Rs 1.98 crore, the central probe agency said in a statement. While Ahmed Patel’s son-in-law Irfan Ahmed Siddiqui has assets worth Rs 2.41 crore.
The ED said that the fugitive promoters of Sterling Biotech group Nitin Sandesara and Chetan Sandesara gave the money earned from the crime to the four people. The promoter brothers Nitin Sandesara, Chetan Sandesara, Chetan’s wife Deepti Sandesara and Hitesh Patel have been declared fugitive economic offenders by a special court, the agency said.
The money laundering case pertains to an alleged bank fraud of Rs 14,500 crore hatched by Sterling Biotech and its main promoters and directors.