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ED Takes Ex-INLD MLA Dilbag Singh, Associate into Custody Amid Illegal Mining Money Laundering Investigation

  • Posted on January 8, 2024
  • Legal

The Enforcement Directorate detained ex-INLD MLA Dilbag Singh and his associate in a money laundering investigation tied to illegal mining activities in Haryana. Seized items included firearms, cash, and liquor bottles. The inquiry spans unauthorized resource extraction and potential fraud in a government initiative.

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In a recent Enforcement Directorate crackdown, ex-INLD MLA Dilbag Singh and associate Kulwinder Singh were apprehended. The action, part of an investigation into money laundering related to illegal mining, targeted the former legislator from Yamuna Nagar. Both were taken into custody under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following extensive searches.

The searches, which took place on Singh's premises, unearthed startling discoveries. At least five "illegal" rifles, 300 bullets, over 100 liquor bottles, and Rs 5 crore in cash were seized. These findings are crucial to the ongoing probe into alleged money laundering linked to illegal mining activities in the region.

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The genesis of the case stems from multiple FIRs filed by Haryana Police regarding the unauthorized extraction of resources like boulders, gravel, and sand. Despite bans imposed by the National Green Tribunal, these activities persisted, raising concerns about environmental impact and legal compliance.

The investigation has expanded to scrutinize the 'e-Ravana' scheme introduced by the Haryana government. This online platform aimed to regulate royalty collection and prevent tax evasion in mining areas. Allegations of fraudulent practices in implementing this scheme have now come under the ED's radar.

Dilbag Singh and Kulwinder Singh are slated for a court appearance, where the ED intends to seek extended custody for further interrogation. These arrests underscore a focused effort to tackle financial irregularities and money laundering associated with illegal mining and government initiatives in Haryana.

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