Enforcement Directorate connects Delhi-based reporter’s home in cash laundering instance

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By PTI

BRAND-NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday stated it has actually affixed a Delhi-based reporter’s house well worth Rs 48.21 lakh about a cash washing probe connected to the claimed leak and also supply of delicate info to Chinese knowledge policemans.

A provisionary order has actually been provided under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to affix the home of independent reporter Rajeev Sharma in the nationwide capital’s Pitampura location, the ED stated in a declaration.

Sharma, that was detained by the company in July in 2015, was given bond in the event by the Delhi High Court recently.

The company stated its probe located that “Sharma had supplied confidential and sensitive information to Chinese intelligence officers, in exchange for remuneration thereby compromising the security and national interests of the country”.

“Such compensation to Rajeev Sharma was being given by a Mahipalpur based covering business that was run by Chinese nationals like Zhang Cheng pen names Suraj, Zhang Lixia pen names Usha and also Qing Shi in addition to a Nepali nationwide Sher Singh pen names Raj Bohara.

“This Chinese company was acting as a conduit for the Chinese intelligence agencies to provide remuneration for persons like Rajeev Sharma,” the ED stated in the declaration.

The compensation, it asserted, was being paid in money with service providers in addition to with money down payments.

“Sharma additionally got cash making use of the savings account of his pal in order to hide his participation in criminal tasks.

In enhancement to getting commissions in money, he additionally got compensation in kind in the type of numerous paid international journeys which were prepared by the Chinese secret agent,” the ED affirmed.

The company’s instance is based upon a Delhi Police FIR submitted under the Official Secrets Act and also numerous areas of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) versus Sharma in 2020.

The reporter was detained by the unique cell of the Delhi Police on September 14, 2020 and also billed with handing down info regarding the Indian Army’s implementation and also the nation’s boundary approach to Chinese knowledge policemans.

The ED had actually additionally submitted a chargesheet in this instance in 2015.