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OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF INDUSTRIES

GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI

New Delhi: 28/01/2019

*Industries Minister refers 68 cases of money laundering in DSIIDC liquor vends to ED*

· 68 shop incharges of DSIIDC liquor vends money laundered over Rs one crore during demonetisation in November 2016

On the directions of the Industries Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain, the Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) has referred 68 cases of money laundering in its liquor vends to the Enforcement Directorate during Demonetisation in November 2016.

On the directions of the minister, the preliminary departmental inquiry shows that 68 Shop In-charges of DSIIDC liquor vends were involved in accepting demonetized notes of Rs. 500/- & Rs. 1000/- amounting to Rs. 1,30,95,000/- (Rs One Crore thirty lakh & ninety five thousand) after 08.11.2016, the date on which they were declared as illegal tenders.

This matter had come into the knowledge of the Minister in October last year, and the DSIIDC was repeatedly being directed to refer all such money laundering cases to the ED. Following sustained follow-up by the Minister, these cases have now been reported by the DSIIDC to the ED.

The alleged involvement of higher officers of DSIIDC in these activities of money laundering cannot be ruled out. The departmental proceedings have also been initiated against the delinquent officials for imposition of appropriate penalties.

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