ED Attaches Assets Worth 5.54 Crore Under PMLA 2022

Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached assets worth Rs. 5.54 Crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in connection with a case registered against Ranjit Gogoi, the then Director of Information and Public Relation, Assam, and different private companies, for misappropriation of money of Government of Assam.

ED initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of CM’s Vigilance Cell, Assam’s FIR dated 20.10.2017 invoking section 120B, 468, 471, 406, 409, and 420 of IPC, 1860 read with section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Investigation by ED revealed that in-connivance with Assam Govt. officials & others, different companies were able to get the work order in “Vision Assam Mission Assam project”, even though they did not have the required pre-qualification and laundered the proceeds of crime received by them. The total Proceeds of Crime (POC) identified in the case till now is Rs. 16.36 Crore.

Further investigation is in progress.