New Delhi:The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it hasprovisionally attached 15 properties in Dubai belonging to family members of Iqbal Mirchi under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
According to ED officials, these properties include hotel Midwest Hotel Apartment and 14 other commercial and residential properties, having total value of United Arab Emirates Dihram 101.52 Million, equivalent to Rs 203.27 crore.
Earlier, the probe agency has already issued two Provisional Attachment orders in December, 2019, attaching properties to the tune of Rs 573 crore and with the present attachment, it comes to Rs 776 crore.The federal probe agency registered a money laundering case against Iqbal Memon alias Mirchi and others on September 26 last year, under the provisions of PMLA.
Five accused, including Kapil Wadhawan, DheerajWadhawan and Humayun Merchant were arrested in this case, the ED officials said.They also said that a prosecution complaint which is equal to charge sheet was filed on December 9, 2019 before the Special PMLA Court and cognizance of the same has been taken by the Court.
''Open ended Non-Bailable Warrants have been issued by the PMLA Court against Asif Memon,JunaidMemon, both sons of Iqbal Mirchi and his wife Mrs Hajra Memon,'' the ED said, adding that the further investigation in this case is under progress.(UNI)