Enforcement Directorate attaches immovable, movable assets worth Rs 3.14 crore under PMLA Act

On Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached immovable & movable assets of accused Amit Kohli, Diwakar Gupta & others, worth Rs 3.14 crore under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in a case related to the illegal export of prescription drugs & psychotropic substances.
According to the probe agency, the attached asset includes immovable & movable property of accused persons Kohli, Gupta & others & their relatives acquired from proceeds of crime. The immovable properties are located at Delhi, Punjab & Goa.
The probe agency in a statement said that the ED initiated investigations under PMLA on the basis of Complaint of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), New Delhi filed under section 22, 23, 24, 27A & 29 of Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. The accused persons were involved in illegal online export of prescription drugs/psychotropic substances after taking orders from U.S. based clients online through a website & the orders were being delivered through the post office.
During investigation under PMLA, several properties & bank accounts belonging to Kohli, Gupta, their relatives & M/s Ad Buildwell Private Limited has been identified. It is revealed that the accused have acquired 10 immovable properties in Delhi, Goa & Punjab & also deposited money in their bank accounts disproportionate to their legal income during the period 2003-2008.
The accused did not have any other source of income except the generation of money from the illegal activity of exporting the prescription drugs & psychotropic substance during that period. The money generated by this illegal activity was deposited in their personal & various companies’ bank accounts & later used for purchasing the immovable properties.
Further investigation is under progress.

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