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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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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

INX Media case: Delhi court extends P Chidambaram's judicial custody till November 27

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till November 27 in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. The..
IndiaTimes - 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 Also reported by •IndiaTimes

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


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

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

ED records statement of don’s kin in case linked to Praful Patel

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun recording statements of late drug lord Iqbal Memon (Mirchi)’s close relatives in a money laundering case.
IndiaTimes - Published

Enforcement Directorate files additional status report in DK Shivakumar money-laundering case

The money-laundering case was registered by the ED against Shivakumar in September last year, based on a complaint filed by the Income Tax (IT) department.
DNA - Published

INX Media case: ED likely to arrest P Chidambaram on Monday

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to arrest Congress leader P Chidambaram on October 14 as a special court in Delhi on Friday ordered for his production before it in connection with INX Media..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media: Court issues production warrant against Chidambaram for Oct 14 in money laundering case

A Delhi court Friday issued production warrant against former finance minister P Chidambaram for October 14 in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate.
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt misusing institutions for political vendetta: Kanhaiya

Former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday alleged that the BJP-led government was misusing institutions like the ED, CBI and EC for political vendetta and to destroy its opponents. "The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Anna Hazare says surprised over Sharad Pawar's name figuring in bank scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar - a former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra - and others in connection with the scam. An..
IndiaTimes - Published

Enforcement Directorate seeks custodial interrogation of Robert Vadra in Delhi High Court

Robert Vadra is accused of money laundering in the purchase of a mansion at 12, Bryanston Square in London, which has an estimated value of 1.9 million pounds
DNA - Published

MSCB scam: Sharad Pawar says he'll visit ED office on Sep 27, promises 'full cooperation'

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said that he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office here on Friday and make himself available to the agency for their..
DNA - Published

Delhi court denies bail to D K Shivakumar

A Delhi court Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar declined..
IndiaTimes - Published

Won't bow down before Delhi throne: Sharad Pawar on ED action

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on September 27 in connection with a money laundering case filed against him by the agency.
IndiaTimes - Published

Enforcement Directorate has no evidence to back its charges, Robert Vadra tells Delhi High Court

Vadra says that the 'sole purpose of the agency is to cause prejudice in the mind of court and the public' against him
DNA - Published

Enforcement Directorate files PMLA case against Sharad Pawar, nephew Ajit Pawar

It is to be noted that an FIR was registered by the Mumbai Police in August 2019 against Ajit Pawar and some other people in connection with the MSCB scam case.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra Cooperative bank scam case: ED files PMLA case against Ajit Pawar, others

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case against NCP chief Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case...
IndiaTimes - Published

Enforcement Directorate 'seizes' chimps, marmosets worth Rs 81 lakh under Money Laundering Act

ED blocked wildlife smuggler's attempts to trade the 7 primates with the provisional attachment order
DNA - Published

Enforcement Directorate sleuths raid 14 of Alchemist group firms with links to TMC MP Kanwar Deep Singh

At the official residence of K D Singh in Delhi cash of Rs 32 lakhs along with foreign exchange worth $10,000 was found and seized
DNA - Published

Court extends Ratul Puri's judicial remand till Oct 3 in bank fraud case

Special Judge Sanjay Garg extended Puri's custody after he was produced before the court on the expiry of his remand period. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on August 19. The case..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress leader DK Shivakumar to be sent to Tihar jail

The Congress leader was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 3 and was in its custody since then.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

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