A Mumbai travel agency has registered a 46 crore fraud case against Naresh Goyal, his wife Anita and Jet Airways with the police.
Mumbai| A new case of money laundering has been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal. The Central Investigation Agency on Wednesday made lengthy inquiries into custody. After this, the team of ED reached Goyal at his Mumbai-based home and a search has been underway here since late at night. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating Jet’s 12-year financial transactions. Goyal, his wife and son have also been questioned several times in the FEMA case.
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A Mumbai travel agency has registered a 46 crore fraud case against Goyal, his wife Anita and Jet Airways with the police. The ED is investigating and conducting raids, taking cognizance of it. In August last year, the Investigation Agency raided Goyal’s residence. During this time, suspicious transactions involving 19 companies were reported. Of these, 14 firms are in India and 5 abroad. Then ED had collected many digital proofs and important documents of transferring funds to these companies.
According to the ED, there has been a talk of Goyal’s indirect control over companies abroad. These companies are in countries that are considered tax havens. It is alleged that Goyal mishandled the transaction through its closed airline. Goyal and his wife, who was being targeted by the investigating agency, were taken off the plane at the Mumbai airport while travelling to London in May. Lookout circular against both continues.
Due to the financial crisis, last year jet flights were stopped
Naresh Goyal resigned as chairman of Jet Airways in March last year. Then on April 14, the airline closed the operation citing a loss of 8,000 crores. Thousands of employees were left unemployed due to the shutdown of jet flights.