West Bengal Coal Scam Case: Enforcement Directorate (Enforcement Directorate) Famous illegal in West Bengal Coal scam Anup Mazhi, the main accused in the Coal Scam Case, has initially seized movable and immovable property worth about Rs 25 crore from his two accomplices. The names of these two accomplices are Jaydev Mandal and Gurupad Manjhi. Meanwhile, along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, his nephew Abhishek Banerjee and his wife were also on the ED’s radar in the coal scam case. He has also been interrogated several times by the ED.
Rigging through shell companies
A senior ED official said the FIR was registered on November 27, 2022 under the Money Laundering Act and an investigation was launched against them. According to the ED probe, Gurupad Manjhi earned more than Rs 89 crore from the crime and Jaydev Mandal paid more than Rs 58 crore to Anupama G’s people between 2017 and 2020.
Both Jaydev Mandal and Gurupad Manjhi are accused of embezzling Rs 104 crore through six Kolkata-based shell companies in Group Aga Majhi. They have also been accused of amassing movable and immovable property using the same amount.
Assets worth Rs 25 crore seized from ED
Following a preliminary investigation, the ED yesterday (Tuesday) seized movable and immovable property worth more than Rs 25 crore from the two accused. Earlier, the ED had raided 56 places in the case. In addition, movable and immovable property worth over Rs 181 crore has been seized. The ED has also arrested Vikas Mishra, Ashok Mishra and Gurupad Manjhi in the case. A chargesheet has also been filed in the court and the matter is under investigation.