NEW DELHI: One other identify from the Hindi movie trade has surfaced in a cash laundering case. As per reviews, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned Kriti Verma, a former Bigg Boss contestant, as her boyfriend is prime accused in a cash laundering case. Kriti has achieved just a few actuality exhibits and has appeared in ‘Roadies’ and ‘Bigg Boss Season 12’. As per TOI, she allegedly acquired funds which were proceeds of crime in case of fraudulent issuance of a tax refund from the Earnings Tax division.
In keeping with ED officers, it’s a Rs 263-crore cash laundering case whereby one of many key accused within the case, Bhushan Patil, is in a relationship along with her. Kriti has been referred to as for questioning a number of instances by the ED officers within the case.
In 2022, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case towards a senior tax assistant with the I-T division, Tanaji Mandal Adhikari, and Patil amongst others, for fraudulent issuance of tax refunds. Following this the ED took up the investigation of the case below the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) based mostly on the FIR. The ED started investigations below the PMLA based mostly upon an FIR registered by the CBI in Delhi based mostly on a grievance about bogus issuance of refunds for the evaluation years 2007-08 and 2008-09, stated News18.
The report acknowledged that there was bogus issuance of refunds for the evaluation years 2007-08 and 2008-09. The prime accused Adhikari had entry to RSA Tokens and login credentials of his supervisory authorities and officers to orchestrate the fraud. The funds from this fraud have been later transferred to the checking account of Patil, and several other others, together with shell firms.
Attachments have been made by the ED on this case of 32 immovable and movable properties, which included property similar to land, flats, and luxurious vehicles held by Patil and Verma, amongst others. Verma allegedly offered considered one of her Gurugram properties in 2021, the sale proceeds of which have been acquired in her checking account.
This quantity was later used to purchase land and flats in Lonavala, Khandala, Karjat, Pune, Udupi, Panvel and Mumbai. Three luxurious vehicles have been additionally introduced within the identify of the accused and others.