ED files case against TMC leader Mahua Moitra

New Delhi,  (| The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday registered a money laundering case against Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra in the cash-for-query probe. The case has been registered on the basis of FIR (first information report) filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the expelled TMC lawmaker. The CBI action came on direction of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, who issued the directions after receiving findings of the agency’s preliminary inquiry into allegations made by BJP Lok Sabha member Nishikant Dubey against Moitra.
The Lokpal had directed CBI to submit its findings in six months before it, after investigating all aspects of the complaints against her in the matter. The Lok Sabha had expelled Moitra in December last year for “unethical conduct”. The probe agency had also issued fresh summons to Moitra and Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani for questioning in a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) contravention case. (UNI)