Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicEnforcement Directorate

Topic: Enforcement Directorate

ED conducts multiple raids in Jharkhand, investigates alleged illegal mining case

The searches were launched after the ED filed a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Pankaj Mishra, a political aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

SC agrees to list plea seeking review of ED’s powers under PMLA judgment

The plea seeks to review the Enforcement Directorate's powers related to arrest, attachment of property involved in money laundering, search and seizure under the PMLA Act.

Secret NSE phone-tap or ‘financial fraud’? Inside story of ED case that’s snared ex-IPS officer

iSec Services, firm associated with former IPS officer Sanjay Pandey, accused of illegally tapping phones of NSE employees on direction of bourse's top officials. Pandey denies any illegality.

Opposition divided on CBI raid on Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia, blame AAP’s ‘eerie silence’ in the past

AAP's silence on central agencies targeting opposition, differences among allies on Sisodia reflects conflict over ambition of leaders wanting to be the face challenging Modi in 2024.

ED raids multiple places linked to UP’s mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari

A five-time former MLA of the BSP, Ansari is held by the ED for money laundering including 49 other charges of land grabbing, murder, and extortion.

Govt tells agencies to coordinate crackdown on Chinese firms as it has ‘security concerns’ too

Some firms registered in India but 'taking instructions from China' said to have data saved in cloud servers, where information on Indian entities’ accounts is shared with Chinese parent firms.

ED accuses actress Jacqueline Fernandez of laundering money in Sukesh Chandrasekhar fraud case

The probe agency had earlier said the conman gave expensive gifts to the actress from the swindled money – amounting to Rs 5.71 crore.

‘Why can’t ED question someone if it has doubts’: Kerala HC asks CPM leader Thomas Isaac

Taking note of Isaac's contentions, the court told the probe agency that privacy of an individual cannot be 'violated' and asked on what basis it was asking for his personal details.

CBI makes first arrests in West Bengal teacher recruitment scam, 2 senior officials in custody

The Enforcement Directorate has also arrested former Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee, who was Education Minister when the ‘cash-for-jobs’ recruitments took place.

‘ED may raid, but can’t defend cases’ — Urdu press flags agency’s ‘poor conviction rates’

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

On Camera

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File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/kremlin.ru

China’s military power is catching up with its economic might. New era is indeed one of war

China faces the possibility that its first war against Taiwan or India could potentially lead many others to come together with the US, and form a tighter military alliance against it.
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Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

Defence

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.