ED attaches assets worth Rs 3.89cr of Jagubhai Patel, others

New Delhi, Sep 19 : Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has attached immovable properties amounting to Rs 3.89 Crore in the case of notorious criminal Suresh Jagubhai Patel and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. ED said that they attached twenty-three immovable properties belong to Pritiben Suresh Patel, wife of Suresh Jagubhai Patel which are derived by indulging in the criminal activities such as murder, extortion, corruption etc. relating to scheduled offence. The ED initiated PMLA investigation based on FIRS registered by Daman Police, Gujarat Police and Mumbai Police against Suresh Jagubhai Patel alias Sukha and his accomplices under various offences of corruption, possession of illegal firearms, murder, extortion etc. Earlier, ED had conducted search operation at the residential premises of Suresh and his accomplices resulting in seizure of cash of Rs 1.34 crore, jewellery and assets valued at Rs 1.07 crore and freezing of balance amounting to Rs 20.90 lakh lying in bank accounts. Furthermore, cash amounting to Rs 22.68 lakhs was seized at the residential premises of one of the accomplice of Suresh Patel. The total value of the movable, immovable properties seized, attached in this case till date is Rs. 6.73 Crore Further investigation into the matter is ongoing. /IANS


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