New Delhi: In a massive action, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that it has attached properties worth Rs 538 crore of now defunct Jet Airways founder Chairman Naresh Goyal, his wife Anita Goyal, and son Nivaan Goyal situated in London, Dubai and various states of India and various other companies in a bank fraud money laundering case.
The action comes a day after the ED filed a charge sheet in the Canara Bank’s Rs 538 crore fraud case naming the Goyal couple, and four other companies.
The ED, in a statement, said that it has attached properties worth Rs 538.05 crore under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 in the money laundering investigation against Jet Airways (India) Ltd (JIL).
“The attached properties include 17 residential flats and bungalows and commercial premises in the name of various companies and persons, viz Jetair Private Ltd, Jet Enterprises Private Ltd, founder Chairman of Jet Airways (India) Ltd (JIL) Naresh Goyal, his wife Anita Goyal, son Nivaan Goyal, situated in London, Dubai and various states of India,” the ED said.
The ED probe revealed that JIL siphoned off the loans from consortium of banks led by the SBI and the PNB. The ED arrested Goyal on September 1 and he is presently in judicial custody. The ED had filed a charge sheet before the Special Court (PMLA) on October 31. Its case is based on the FIR registered by CBI, BS&FB, Delhi on the basis of a written complaint submitted by Canara Bank, Mumbai, alleging therein offences of cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and criminal misconduct committed by JIL and its promoter and directors which resulted in a massive NPA of Rs 538.62 crore.