Chit fund scam: ED attaches Rose Valley assets worth Rs 293 Cr

Kalinga TV News Network

Rose ValleyKolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached assets worth 293 crore rupees belonging to Rose Valley, one of the many companies charged in the chit fund scam case in which millions of people in Odisha and West Bengal were allegedly duped by these companies.

The attached assets include six hotels in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal, a 17-Acre amusement park in Tripura, a prime commercial space in Kolkata, and some other land properties in different states.

With this, the total attachment in this case stands at Rs.1,950 crores. Multiple charge sheets have been filed in the courts in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar by the ED in this case.

Earlier, the ED’s regional office in Kolkata had issued the provisional attachment order under  the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The ED had registered a criminal case against Rose Valley, its Chairman Gautam Kundu and others under PMLA in 2014. Kundu was arrested by the agency from Kolkata in 2015 and is currently in judicial custody.

The central probe agency has pegged the total volume of alleged irregularities at Rs. 15,000 crore rupees.

The Rose Valley group had allegedly floated a total of 27 companies for running its chit fund operations out of which only half-a-dozen were active.

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