ED summons designers Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Ritu Kumar, money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned eminent vogue designers in a money laundering case. These embrace large names of Bollywood like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Ritu Kumar.

The National Agency has summoned these high designers in reference to the continued investigation towards Punjab MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira. All have been requested to report on the ED headquarters in Delhi on Thursday and Friday.

Clarification sought relating to money funds

Some officers related to the matter stated that the investigating company has sought clarification from the designers about some money funds taken by them. Let us let you know, in March 2021, the ED raided Khaira’s properties in reference to the 2015 Fazilka drug smuggling case.

ED had made an enormous declare
After this Khaira reached the Punjab and Haryana High Court. After the raid, the ED had claimed that Rs 4.86 crore was deposited in his financial institution accounts in about 12 years however he had declared revenue of solely Rs 99 lakh to the Income Tax Department.

ED sought permission

On April 4, the ED had sought permission from the adjudicating authority to open Khaira’s digital gadgets like telephones and so on. On this, MLA Kot had filed a brand new petition.

Show-cause discover was issued to Khaira
The authority had issued a show-cause discover to Khaira on April 12. Along with this, it was requested why the investigating company shouldn’t be allowed to examine their gear. On this, Khaira had stated that it will be a violation of his privateness.

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