ED lodges complaint against Seabird International Pvt Ltd and its directors
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against a company in Mohali and its directors on allegations of money laundering in connection with the alleged seizure of government seal.
The ED said on Monday that a charge sheet was filed against Seabird International Pvt Ltd and its directors Preetpal Singh and Gurinder Singh before the special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Punjab.
The ED said in a statement that the investigating agency had also seized assets worth Rs 6.93 crore of the two in the past. The ED had registered a PMLA case after Mohali police registered two FIRs in 2017 for the alleged seizure of government agencies forged seal and a gun.
The investigation found that Preetpal Singh and Gurinder Singh used to prepare fake educational and financial documents of visa seekers as per standard in foreign institutions and were handed over to foreign embassies for taking visas.
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The agency claimed, “Investigations found that the students were forged identity cards such as fixed deposits, educational documents, certificates of income from agriculture and voter IDs in various banks entrusted with various documents for visas.”
The agency alleged that the accused raised Rs 7,56,40,000 in this way and purchased a movable and immovable property through it. The ED said further investigation was going on in this case.