ED attaches overseas assets worth Rs 9,800 cr of Ahmed Patel linked Sterling Biotech – Sandesara Group

With ED attaching close to Rs.10,000 cr assets of Sandesara Group, linked with Ahmed Patel, new avenues of parking illegal money emerge

ED attaches overseas assets worth Rs 9,800 cr of Ahmed Patel linked Sterling Biotech – Sandesara Group
With ED attaching close to Rs.10,000 cr assets of Sandesara Group, linked with Ahmed Patel, new avenues of parking illegal money emerge

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel linked Sterling Biotech – Sandesara Group’s assets worth over Rs.9,800 crores in connection with money laundering and bank loan frauds. The ED on Wednesday attached the overseas assets of the fugitive owners four oil rigs in Nigeria, two ships registered in Panama, Gulfstream luxury aircraft registered in the USA and a residential flat in London.

The Gujarat based firm caught for the massive bribing of IAS, IPS, and Income Tax officers in Gujarat and Mumbai and was so close with Ahmed Patel’s family members like his son Faisal Patel and son-in-law Irfan Siddiqui. Many witnesses have deposed about money handing over to Ahmed Patel’s Delhi home and his close associate Gagan Dhawan[1].

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED also booked Sandesara Group for cheating Andhra Bank-led 20-bank consortium of more than Rs.8000 crores. The Special Court in Delhi issued a notice to the Sterling Biotech (belong to Sandesara Group) promoters following an Enforcement Directorate’s plea to declare them fugitive economic offenders in connection with the bank fraud case. Nitin Sandesara, Chetan Sandesara, Dipti Sandesara, Hitesh Patel are the fugitive promoters of this controversial firm.

Controversial police officer Rakesh Asthana was also caught for accepting Rs.3.5 crores bribes from Sandesara Group close to Ahmed Patel. At that time Rakesh Asthana was Surat Police Commissioner[2].

References:

[1] Ahmed Patel directly received money from Sterling – Sandesara Group, confesses the accused hawala operator JohnyAug 5, 2018, PGurus.com

[2] Prashant Bhushan accuses CBI officer Rakesh Asthana of accepting Rs.3.5 crores from Sterling BiotechNov 7, 2017, PGurus.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Modiji if these goons r not put behind BARS (JAIL) I would request all Indians (TAXPAYERS) not to pay taxes till these rogues r behind bars and the confiscated amount to b distributed among our defence personals BHARAT MATA KI JAI

  2. Modiji need to put these cases on FAST TRACK and would like to see these criminals jumping BAIL after BAIL like PC Chidambaram….. Indian people’s Faith in our judiciary is very low…. I hope you are aware of that

  3. Why crores of cases pending in court ? We were told stories.of corruption and scams for years by BJP while in opposition but had done nothing to improve justice system . We need to see politicians serving jail terms not just allegations and attachment of properties . Why it takes 20 years to get judgement and how and when it will change !

  4. What do u mean – Modji was doing NOTHING and will not do anything??!!

    Attaching / Seizing the ‘Scam Monies’ & ‘Properties acquired through defrauding Banks’s are ‘significant’ & ‘Priority-I’ steps.

    (1) Investigation (2) Prosecution & (3) obtaining convictions too are imperative but an ‘Accused Friendly’ Legal System – which ours is – would take decades to materialize.

    Observe the ease & swiftness with which overseas assets have been seized & attached.
    5 years back, these actions were unthinkable

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