ED attaches properties worth Rs 538 cr of Jet Airways

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Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 538.05 crore under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002, as part of its ongoing probe into money laundering allegations against Jet Airways Limited (JAL), ED said in a statement on Wednesday.

The attached properties include 17 residential flats/bungalows and commercial premises in the name of various companies and persons situated in London, Dubai and various States of India, ED said in a statement.

“ED initiated investigation on the basis of FIR registered by CBI, BS&FB, Delhi on the basis of a written complaint submitted by Canara Bank, Mumbai, alleging therein various offences committed by JIL and its promoter and directors which resulted in a massive NPA of Rs 538.62 crore,” ED claimed in its statement.

Earlier, ED had conducted searches and surveys at the premises linked to Naresh Goyal, Chartered Accountants of JIL and others. Naresh Goyal was arrested by the ED early September this year in the link of the case. He is presently in Judicial Custody. ED has filed a prosecution complaint before the Special Court (PMLA) on October 31, it added.

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