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ED Conducts Raids In Chhattisgarh For Coal Levy Money Laundering Scam

This is the second time raids are being conducted this year. Earlier, the ED had conducted raids in February

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The Enforcement Directorate once again conducted raids in cases related to coal levy in two states of the country. As per the media reports, these raids have been conducted at the premises of some eminent industrialists of Chhattisgarh and also Congress leaders. Although official confirmation to the raids is yet to come. 

According to media reports, these raids are taking place in connection with the already ongoing investigation in the coal scam. The ED raids are underway in Raipur and Bhilai districts of Chhattisgarh. 

It may be recalled that the ED had conducted raids in Chhattisgarh in February this year in matters related to the coal levy scam. It was reported that an illegal collection of Rs 25 per tonne was being done in coal transportation in Chhattisgarh and this caught the eye of the Enforcement directorate. 

Senior bureaucrats, businessmen and political leaders of the state are said to be involved in this scam. So far several people have been arrested in this case. Those arrested include State Administrative Service officers Soumya Chaurasia, Suryakant Tiwari, his uncle Laxmikant Tiwari, Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer Sameer Vishnoi and coal baron Sunil Aggarwal. 

The ED had informed in February about this scam that is estimated at around Rs 540 crore. ED so far has seized assets worth Rs 152 crore.