ED registers laundering case in Goa mining scam
Officials said the ED has registered a complaint under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) taking cognisance of the reports of the Commission and inquiry boards constituted in this regard and also an FIR of the Goa police Crime Branch filed last year in August. Close to 80 companies involved in mining in the state have been named in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) filed by the agency, equivalent to a police FIR.
The Shah Commission has pegged the scam to the tune of Rs 35,000 crore in the state. The commission had submitted its report in this case in 2012. Investigators said the money laundering case has been registered ‘against government officials, mining companies and entities identified and mentioned in the report of Central Empowered Committee (CEC) appointed by the SC and the Justice Shah Commission report.’