122 sitting, ex-legislators facing laundering cases, ED tells SC | India News - Times of India

122 sitting, ex-legislators facing laundering cases, ED tells SC | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has filed in the Supreme Court a list of 122 sitting and former MPs and MLAs facing PMLA (money laundering) cases for years with high-profile names from across the political spectrum, including several opposition figures. The list also includes prominent names from the BJP.
The list starts with A Raja and K Kanimozhi, who faced the PMLA cases because of the CBI chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam in 2010. Both have been acquitted and the CBI appeal is pending in the Delhi high court.
Following them are the father-son duo of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, who, according to ED’s report in the SC, are facing two cases each – first lodged in 2012 with regard to the Aircel-Maxis deal irregularities, and the second in 2017 regarding clearance to foreign direct investment in media.
Among sitting and former MPs, prominent names mentioned in the ED’s list of cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) are DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran (two cases 2012/17), National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah (2020), absconding businessman Vijay Mallya (2016, two cases), RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad (2017), former Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi (2011), Trinamool‘s Sudip Bandopadhyay (2015), Tapas Pal, Srinjoy Bose and Kunal Ghosh, former DMK MP K C Palaniswamy (2016), late Matang Singh (2015), former Congress MP Naveen Jindal (two cases 2014 and 2015), Congress MP A Revanth Reddy and former media baron Venkatram Reddy.
The ED list of current and former legislators includes several from Trinamool facing cases such as the Sarada scam.
Other sitting and ex-MPs booked under PMLA by ED and against whom cases are pending adjudication are former film star and BJP member Mithun Chakraborty, Trinamool’s Arpita Ghosh and Satabdi Roy, Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti, Mukul Roy, who left BJP to return to Trinamool, TMC’s Sougata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Prasun Banerjee and Aparupa Poddar.
Former Trinamool leader and now leader of the opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari is also on the list.





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