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ED to investigate Anar Patel for foreign exchange and money laundering violations

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:56 IST

Anar Patel, daughter of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, is the subject of an Enforcement Directorate investigation after a complaint of violations of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) was made against Anar Retails Pvt Ltd.

The complaint was filed on 6 February by Ahmedabad-based RTI Activist Roshan Shah, who alleged that Gramshree Trust, an NGO run by Anar Patel, had "shipped thousands of kilograms of shipments from Gandhi Ashram premises but despite shipping goods outside, the revenues are not brought into India. They do exhibitions also but neither Gujarat Charity Commissioner nor FCRA division of MHA has any accounts from Gramshree Trust."

Vigilance assistant director Snehlata Grover said, according to The Economic Times: "The matter has been referred to the concerned section of the Enforcement Directorate for further appropriate action."


The ED is also looking into another complaint filed by Shah who alleged: "US residents Yogesh Biharilal Parikh and Renuka Yogesh Parikh has been regularly investing in companies of Gujarat chief minister's family which is being investigated under corruption charges and money laundering via Manav Sadhna and Gramshree Trust whose activities also have links to US."

First published: 15 March 2016, 9:10 IST
 
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