Rajeev Shukla under ED scanner in money-laundering case
In fresh trouble for the Congress party, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started preliminary enquiry against senior party leader and current Chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) Rajeev Shukla in connection with his alleged involvement in a massive money laundering case. Shukla is the second Congress leader who would face the ED investigation after Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, against whom the Agency has already slapped a case under the criminal provisions of money laundering.
Earlier in the month of January, the investigating agency had received an anonymous complaint accusing the current IPL chief Rajeev Shukla of money laundering to the tune of hundreds of crores of rupees. Soon after receiving the complaint the ED swung into action and started its preliminary enquiry.
Highly placed sources in the Agency told Millennium Post that during the preliminary enquiry it emerged that there are a few companies in which a massive amount of money was credited under the garb of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Speaking on the specifics of the case, the senior official said: “So far, the agency has come across one transaction that shows BAG Films received huge amount of money from Mauritius under foreign direct investment. We are currently studying the details.” BAG films is owned by Rajeev Shukla’s wife Anuradha Prasad.
Responding on the status of the enquiry, the official said: “The ED is in the process of verifying the details and it has also asked Income Tax (IT) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to share the details related to the investment made in Bag Films.”