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Enforcement Directorate:
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India. It is part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government Of India. It is composed of officers from the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Corporate Law Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service. The origin of this Directorate goes back to 1 May 1956, when an ‘Enforcement Unit’ was formed, in Department of Economic Affairs, for handling Exchange Control Laws violations under Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947. In the year 1957, this Unit was renamed as ‘Enforcement Directorate’.

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Iqbal Mirchi's sons running his smuggling, drugs biz: ED

The Iqbal Mirchi smuggling and drug network is still thriving with his sons, Asif and Junaid Memon, running the show based out of Dubai and UK, according to investigation conducted by the Enforcement..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED finds 'financial links' between PFI and anti-CAA protests in UP

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday sent a note to the ministry of home affairs alleging that there is a direct link between the ongoing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Uttar Pradesh and..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRI bizman linked to Robert Vadra arrested

C C Thampi, a Dubai-based NRI businessman, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate during the weekend in a money laundering case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media PMLA case: ED questions Karti Chidambaram again

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Monday for questioning in the INX Media money-laundering case, officials said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Used Google Maps to identify plots in Bikaner: Vadra to ED

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he used Google map to identify properties for purchase after one of his associates from Bikaner,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi HC dismisses ED plea to set aside bail granted to Ratul Puri

The Delhi high court on Tuesday dismissed the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea to set aside the bail granted to businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, in a money..
IndiaTimes - Published

From P Chidambaram to Pilatus, a busy year for ED

It was a hyperactive year for Enforcement Directorate in 2019 when the agency had in its custody some of the most high profile persons like former finance minister P Chidambaram, former Karnataka..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi court allows Robert Vadra to travel abroad

The Enforcement Directorate has told the court that Vadra, who is scheduled to fly today, approached Court in the last minute leaving inadequate time for the ED to verify details.
DNA - Published

P Chidambaram walks out of jail after 106 days, SC says bail is the rule

Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram walked out of Tihar Jail on Wednesday after SC granted him bail in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate. The court has barred him..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Not a single charge framed against me': P Chidambaram walks out of Delhi's Tihar jail after 106 days in custody

The Supreme Court has granted him bail in the INX Media money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
DNA - Published

ED quizzes former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in land allotment case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday quizzed former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with an alleged money laundering case pertaining to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

To track economic offenders, India to collate e-database

The National Economic Offence Records is being prepared by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), an arm of the finance ministry. All other agencies, including CBI, Customs, Enforcement..
IndiaTimes - Published

After P Chidambaram's proof dare, ED provides details of 12 bank accounts, assets abroad

With former finance minister P Chidambaram daring the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to produce even one piece of evidence linking him to the INX Media case, the agency on Thursday filed a probe report..
IndiaTimes - Published

I'm not Ranga or Billa, P Chidambaram tells Supreme Court

Pleading for bail, former finance minister P Chidambaram told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he is not a hardened criminal who should not be allowed to get out of jail and accused the Enforcement..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media case: Delhi court extends Chidambaram's judicial custody till Dec 11

A Delhi court Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till December 11 in connection with the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement..
IndiaTimes - Published

Government misusing central agencies to pressurize politicians: Yashwant Sinha

Accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of "misusing" central agencies to pressurize politicians, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday said it was the Enforcement Directorate that had..
IndiaTimes - Published

Probe against 77 netas hits audit hurdle

Both Mumbai Police and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are are probing allegations pertaining to loans sanctioned by MSC Bank and investigating the actions of more than 70 politicians— 50 from the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Shashi Tharoor visits Tihar Jail to meet P Chidambaram

Chidambaram was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22. The senior Congress..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media money laundering case: Chidambaram moves SC challenging HC order dismissing bail plea

The Delhi high court had on Friday dismissed Chidambaram's bail plea in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), saying prima facie allegations against him are serious in nature and he..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bail for P Chidambaram will send wrong message: Judge

The Delhi high court on Friday denied bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case and said his role appeared to be "active and key" and the allegations against..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI raids Bengaluru office of Amnesty International India over alleged violation of foreign funding act

The raid comes a year after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had carried out investigations into charges that the rights group had tried to bypass the FCRA by floating a commercial entity, Amnesty..
DNA - Published

EC Ashok Lavasa's son, linked firm under ED scanner for FEMA violations

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's son Abir and a firm linked to him have come on the radar of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged violations of forex regulations, officials said on Tuesday.
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media case: ED opposes Chidambaram's bail plea, says he tried to influence witnesses

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday vehemently opposed the bail plea of former Union minister P Chidambaram, who is in jail in the INX Media money-laundering case, saying he has tried to influence..
IndiaTimes - Published

VVIP Chopper case: Court allows ED to interrogate alleged middleman in Tihar

A Delhi court on Saturday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate Christian Michel, arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case, in Tihar prison.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress leader P Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till November 13

The court also rejected Enforcement Directorate's (ED) application seeking Chidambaram's remand for one more day.
DNA - Published

ED challenges in SC bail granted by HC to Shivakumar in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate moved the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Delhi high court decision granting bail to Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar in a money laundering case.
IndiaTimes - Published

Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism: Chidambaram on Assembly poll results

"Quiet patriotism will defeat muscular nationalism," he said while he was coming out from a special CBI court when he was asked about the Maharashtra and Haryana poll election results that came out..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to ED custody till Oct 30 in INX Media money laundering case

A Delhi court on Thursday sent former finance minister P Chidambaram to custodial interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate till October 30 in the INX Media money laundering case. Special judge Ajay..
IndiaTimes - Published

What's happening with Praful Patel has been happening with me for several years: Sharad Pawar

His statement comes days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested Humayun Merchant, a close aide of late gangster Iqbal Mirchi and seized his property in connection with an alleged..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX media case: Delhi HC seeks ED response on Chidambaram bail plea

The Delhi high court on Thursday sought the response of the Enforcement Directorate on a bail plea of senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX media..
IndiaTimes - Published

VVIP chopper scam: HC seeks response of CBI, ED on Christian Michel's bail pleas

Justice Anu Malhotra asked the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate to file their replies within two weeks and listed the matter for further hearing on November 13. Michel, who..
IndiaTimes - Published

P Chidambaram files bail plea in Delhi High Court in INX Media case registered by ED

"Enforcement Directorate (ED) arresting is mala fide and had been done with the intention to harm the reputation of the petitioner," Chidambaram's counsel claimed.
DNA - Published

Mirchi links: ED summons former Bhushan Steel promoter; arrests 2

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Neeraj Singal, former promoter of Bhushan Steel. ED will ask Neeraj about Rs 20 crore allegedly transferred from one of his companies to narcotics smuggler..
IndiaTimes - Published

P Chidambaram granted bail, but stays in ED custody

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to P Chidmabaram in the INX media case. However, Chidambaram will not be a free man as the Enforcement Directorate has taken him into custody for alleged..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC grants bail to P Chidambaram in INX Media case registered by CBI

P Chidambaram will remain in the custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in the INX Media case.
DNA - Published

Ratul Puri spent $1.1m in a single night at US nightclub: ED

Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, led a lavish lifestyle and spent over $1.1 million in a single night at a US nightclub, says the chargesheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rose Valley scam: ED quizzes KKR CEO, IRS officer

The investigation into the Rose Valley Ponzi firm money trail deepened on Friday with the Enforcement Directorate questioning IRS officer Neeraj Singh and Venky Mysore, CEO/MD of IPL team Kolkata..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED questions Praful Patel on documents showing he signed first of three deals with Mirchi family in 1999

Enforcement Directorate's investigation into Praful Patel's real estate dealings with Iqbal Mirchi's family took a serious turn on Friday with the probe agency confronting him with documents which..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media case: Delhi court allows ED to quiz Chidambaram till October 24

A Delhi court on Thursday sent former finance minister P Chidambaram for custodial interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate till October 24 in the INX Media money laundering case. Special judge..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress backed scrapping of Article 370, but not BJP's high-handed way: Manmohan Singh

The Congress does not need a certificate of patriotism from anyone, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday, pointing out that it voted in favour of the abrogation of Article 370, but..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED files chargesheet against Ratul Puri before Delhi court

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday filed a chargesheet before a Delhi court against Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath in a money laundering case related to a bank loan..
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel-Mirchi case: ED traces shell companies

Probing the money laundering case against Praful Patel and family members of Dawood aide Iqbal Memon 'Mirchi', Enforcement Directorate has tracked details of transactions of at least a dozen shell..
IndiaTimes - Published

After 55 days in custody, P Chidambaram is now arrested by ED

After 55 days of CBI and judicial custody, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested former finance minister P Chidambaram for custodial interrogation in the INX Media money laundering..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media case: ED arrests Chidambaram after questioning in Tihar Jail

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case after questioning him in Tihar Jail. A three-member ED team grilled the former Union finance..
IndiaTimes - Published

Interrogated for two hours in Tihar Jail, P Chidambaram arrested by ED in INX Media case

Earlier, a three-member ED team arrived at Tihar jail to interrogate P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, before taking a final call on his arrest.
DNA - Published

INX Media case: ED team reaches Tihar Jail to question P Chidambaram


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ED can quiz P Chidambaram in jail, arrest him if required, says court

A special court on Tuesday granted permission to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to visit Tihar Jail and interrogate former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case...
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media Case: CBI court allows team of 3 ED officers to grill Chidambaram in Tihar on Wednesday

The ED will first interrogate Chidambaram and if after interrogation the agency finds that grounds to arrest under PMLA are made out, the former Finance Minister may be arrested on Wednesday itself.
DNA - Published

ED summons Praful Patel this week in money laundering case linked to Iqbal Mirchi

They said Patel, a former Union minister in the UPA regime, has been asked to depose in Mumbai on October 18. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to record Patel's statement under the..
IndiaTimes - Published

DK Shivakumar's judicial custody extended till October 25

Shivakumar was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) last month in connection with a money laundering case.
DNA - Published

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