ED slaps laundering case in Uliburu mining scam in Odisha
Close on the heels of filing a criminal case in the Goa mining scam, the ED has registered a money laundering case in the Rs 2,000 crore Uliburu mining scam in Odisha. The agency has filed the case under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is set to attach properties worth crores of those involved in the scam. ‘The agency has registered a criminal FIR and is set to attach assets under the PMLA. This is the second big mining scam case registered under laundering laws after similar action was taken in the Goa mining case last month,’ a source said. The importance of the probe can be gauged from the fact that the ED has sent a team of 10 investigators from its regional office in Kolkata with Special Director Yogesh Gupta and his deputy D Kar personally camping in the state.