September 6, 2017
The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached movable and immovable properties valued Rs 2.71 crores of one Dhanalakshmi and others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
Police had registered a case against Dhanalakshmi and others following a complaint by their employer alleging cheating and misappropriation to the tune of about Rs 4 crores by diverting the service charges received by them while working in a car servicing center in the Coimbatore. Verifications revealed that they used to generate forged bills for spare parts and service charges and the amounts collected there on were used to be diverted to their personal accounts.
Accordingly, investigations were initiated under PMLA. During the investigations it was noticed that, the accused has deposited the proceeds in the bank accounts in the form of cash and then transferred to various related accounts and invested in the form of fixed deposits and recurring deposits etc, in her name and in the name of her husband and relatives.
During investigations, various movable properties valued Rs.1.76 crore lying in the form of fixed deposits and recurring deposits etc in the name of accused and relatives were identified. Similarly five immovable properties of document value of Rs. 95 lakhs were also identified.
After due investigations, the properties worth about Rs 2.71 crores were attached. Further investigations are continuing.