The enforcement directorate (ED) has started proceedings for inculpating real estate development group M3M’s managing director Roop Bansal in a money laundering case linked to the corruption matter against former CBI judge Sudhir Parmar.
On Monday, the ED applied for Bansal’s production warrants in the enforcement case information report (ECIR) registered in June.
The special court for money laundering cases issued these warrants for September 12. Bansal has been in custody since June in a 2021 case in which realty group Ireo MD Lalit Goyal is key accused, charged with diverting Rs 400 crore collected from investors.
ED sources privy to the latest development claimed: “Roop Bansal is among the three booked by name in the anti-corruption bureau case and was instrumental in diverting the investors’ money.”
The ED move comes at the time when Bansal’s application for regular bail on medical and default grounds in the old money laundering case is pending before special judge Rajeev Goyal and will be heard on Tuesday.
The ED has arrested Parmar, his nephew and M3M law officer Ajay Parmar along with M3M directors Bansant Bansal and Pankaj Bansal, besides Ireo’s Goyal. Barring the former CBI judge, who is latest to be arrested, the ED has filed its first charge sheet against seven people — Ajay, Lalit, Bansant and Pankaj, along with Ajay’s mother, brother and acquaintance Rohit. All the accused are in Ambala jail.
Last month, the special ED judge had dismissed Goyal’s application for regular bail on both medical grounds as well as merit. Goyal has moved another application for bail on the grounds that the ED failed to give him the charge sheet in time.