New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate filed the chargesheet before Special Judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra at Delhi’s Patiala House Court.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday filed chargesheet against Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh Kumar and 12 others in an alleged Rs 8,000 crore money laundering case.
The agency filed the chargesheet before Special Judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra at Delhi’s Patiala House Court. The judge has listed the matter for consideration in the first week of January.
The chargesheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa is under under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, an ED official said.
Earlier, the probe agency had filed a supplementary chargesheet against Bharti’s chartered accountant Rajesh Agrawal in connection with the case in which it named around 35 accused, including businessmen brothers Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain and some companies. Agrawal was accused of converting black money into legal source of income through dubious transactions with the help of Surendra Kumar Jain and his brother Virendra Jain.
As per the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet, the Jain brothers used 90 shell companies to convert black money into legal source of income.
The probe agency had earlier attached a Delhi farmhouse in connection with its money laundering probe against Bharti and her husband. The farmhouse, located at 26, Palam Farms in south Delhi’s Bijwasan area was attached provisionally under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
It belongs to Bharti and Kumar and is “held in the name of Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited”, the central probe agency said.
“It was purchased using Rs 1.2 crore involved in money laundering in the year 2008-09,” the probe agency alleged.
The agency had also conducted raids at this location and few others in July as part of its probe against two brothers, Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, and others who have been alleged to have laundered several crore rupees using shell companies.
The Jain brothers were arrested by the ED under the PMLA. It had also arrested a chartered accountant, Rajesh Agrawal, who mediated and provided a cash amount of “Rs 90 lakh to the Jain brothers in advance so as to invest in Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd as share premium”.
One of the firms that the arrested duo dealt with was Mishail Printers and Packers Private Limited. Bharti and her husband are alleged to have been directors of this firm in the past.
“The company, Ms Mishail Packers and Printers, was registered at the address 25, Tuglak Road, New Delhi till the shares were bought by Bharti.
“It was only during the year 2009-10 that the address was changed to farm no 26 Palam Farms, VPO Bijwasan, New Delhi. Bharti and Kumar were the directors of the company during the relevant period,” it said.
The couple were also interrogated and their statements recorded by the agency in this probe case.