Dino Mauriya ED News in Hindi | Raj film actor Dino Morea’s assets and property seized by ED, Sanjay Khan and DJ Aqueel attached.
Film Actor Dino Morea
- ED’s action against actors Dino Maurya, Sanjay Khan and DJ Aqeel
- ED told that a bigger case than fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi
- The amount of fraud in the case is close to 16 thousand crores.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached assets of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s son-in-law, actors Dino Morea and Sanjay Khan and DJ Aqeel in a money laundering case related to alleged bank fraud. The case pertains to Gujarat-based pharmaceutical company Sterling Biotech Group and its absconding key promoter brothers Nitin Sandesara and Chetan Sandesara.
The ED alleges that this is a bigger case than the fraud committed by fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi from Punjab National Bank (PNB) as the amount of fraud in it is close to Rs 16000 crore. He said that a group of banks led by Andhra Bank had been cheated. The fraud from PNB was close to Rs 13,400 crore.
The ED said that under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), four separate preliminary orders for attachment of properties of four persons have been issued. The value of the property is Rs 8.79 crore. The central probe agency said in a statement that out of this, Khan’s attached assets are worth Rs 3 crore, Dino Morea’s assets are worth Rs 1.4 crore and that of Aqeel Abdulkhaleel Bachuali, popularly known as DJ Aqeel, is worth Rs 1.98 crore. While Patel’s son-in-law Irfan Ahmed Siddiqui has assets worth Rs 2.41 crore.
The agency said the seized assets included three vehicles, multiple bank accounts, shares and mutual funds. In the past, the investigating agency has questioned Siddiqui, Morea (45) and Aqeel (44) in this case. The ED had recorded the statement of Sunil Yadav, an employee of the Sandesara family, where he told the agency that Siddiqui was “in possession” of a house in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar which allegedly belonged to Chetan Sandesara.
The agency had then said that it had evidence to say that Moria and Aqeel were allegedly illegally paid some amount by the Gujarat-based drug group in 2011-12 when they allegedly visited an event organized by the Sandesara brothers. Attended a family function.
Moria is a model and has also worked in many Hindi films while Aqeel is a popular DJ (Disc Jockey). Aqeel is married to the eldest daughter of veteran actor and director Sanjay Khan (80). Late Ahmed Patel and his son Faisal were also questioned by the ED in the case in July last year and their statements were recorded.
After the fourth round of questioning, Patel told reporters that the ED’s action was “being carried out against me and my family out of political vendetta and harassment and I and my family do not know under whose pressure they (investigators) are working.’ He died on November 25 last year at the age of 71 due to COVID-19 related problems.
In the statement of ED, the four have been linked to the Sandesara family. He alleged, “The ED investigation revealed that out of the proceeds of crime, the Sandesara brothers had received Rs 3 crore, Rs 1.4 crore, Rs 12.54 crore and Rs 3.51 crore respectively by Sanjay Khan, Dino Morea, Aqeel Achuali and Irfan Ahmed.” Siddiqui.’
The promoter brothers Nitin Sandesara, Chetan Sandesara, Chetan’s wife Deepti Sandesara and Hitesh Patel have been declared fugitive economic offenders by a special court, the agency said. It is being told that they have settled abroad and India is trying to extradite them.
A total of 14521.80 crore assets have been attached so far in this case. The ED had registered a case of alleged bank loan fraud in 2017 based on an FIR registered by the CBI.
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