Mallya laundered over Rs 1,300 crore through 13 shell cos: EDJuly 13, 2017 23:03
The Enforcement Directorate has said that liquor baron Vijay Mallya laundered over Rs 1,300 crore through 13 shell companies in US, Ireland, Mauritius and France.
The agency has made this indictment against Mallya in its charge sheet filed on June 14 in the money laundering case involving a loan of about Rs 900 crore from IDBI-KFA bank.
The chargesheet has indicted eight other persons too for their alleged roles in the case.
The 57-page charge sheet or prosecution complaint, with voluminous annexures, was filed under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act before a special anti-money laundering court in Mumbai.
The ED has also said that these shell companies had no actual activities and was fully controlled by Mallya with former employees of UB group being its directors.
The agency said the only purpose of these companies were to either obtain loan or launder money. The agency also said Mallya has huge property in the US in the name of his daughters -- Leana and Tanya.
The Enforcement Directorate had registered a criminal case in this deal last year under the PMLA and has attached assets worth over Rs 9,600 crore till now.
The total loan sanctioned and disbursed by the IDBI bank to KFA was Rs 860.92 crore.