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Now, ED writes to Bengal home secy for documents in Rose Valley case

KOLKATA: After CBI, the Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering aspect in the Rose Valley Group scam, has shot off a letter to the West Bengal house secretary in January asking him to instruct two senior Kolkata Police officials at hand over paperwork and evidences that police have of their ownership.
The state officials say the proof, claimed by ED, has been despatched to the central forensic laboratory on courtroom’s orders and ED has been knowledgeable to means the courtroom.

The ED letter, written on January eight however made available on Wednesday, says all the way through the agency’s probe into Rose Valley Ponzi scam beneath PMLA, 2002, it received 3 communications from Kolkata Police that counsel police had in its ownership “paperwork and evidences” that trace at fund siphoning to a big extent and thus, prima facie, suggests the Rose Valley workforce was once excited by money laundering.

“In this regard efforts had been made to assemble paperwork from Kolkata Police however in useless. Three letters addressed to the concerned cops who had written letters to ED are enclosed which might please be served to them. It is asked that necessary instructions might please be given to the concerned cops to share information/evidences pertaining to the Rose Valley Group for investigation beneath PMLA,” reads the letter despatched to the state house secretary.

The CBI too had in its petition prior to the Supreme Court on Monday discussed the Rose Valley probe and accused Kolkata Police of making hurdles. The CBI claimed that the financial extent of the Rose Valley scam “could be over Rs 30,000 crore”. The agency further mentioned an FIR in this regard was once lodged on October 4, 2013 in Durgapur and claimed it was once Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who was once then heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT), suppressed the FIR. As a result of this, the CBI mentioned, it would no longer sign in its own FIR in opposition to Rose Valley in Bengal and had to take action in Odisha.

A state officer, alternatively, mentioned the selective CBI and ED “disclosures” had been far removed from details. According to an officer, it was once in January 2017 that Kolkata Police forwarded a report back to ED and CBI that Rs 15 crore was once found parked in a Rose Valley account and a senior ED officer was once found checking into a Delhi hotel with a woman, additionally a stakeholder in the Rose Valley Group.

“The ED and CBI didn't trouble to hunt these these kinds of years and two years later, they write to the state house secretary,” the officer mentioned. Moreover, ED was once additionally asked to means the courtroom to get these evidences. “When they didn’t, Kolkata Police moved courtroom and the courtroom asked ED to move a petition prior to it,” an officer mentioned.

On the Durgapur Rose Valley FIR, police assets mentioned the CBI petition errors Durgapur to be in Kolkata. Moreover, Rajeev Kumar was once the commissioner of police for Bidhannagar and then for Kolkata. He didn't have any jurisdiction over Durgapur.

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