ED questions Bigg Boss 12 contestant Kriti Verma, an accused in Rs 263 crore money laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is interrogating the ex-Bigg Boss contestant Kriti Verma in a Rs 263 crore money laundering case. According to the reports, Kriti, a former tax officer, is accused of receiving money that was the result of criminal activity following the illegal issuing of a tax return by the Income Tax Department.
ED officials have called Verma multiple times for questioning. She is involved in the Rs 263-crore money laundering case as one of the key accused in this case, Bhushan Patil, is in a relationship with her.
Kriti Verma is accused of selling a property in Gurugram, Haryana, that she had purchased in 2021 using the proceeds of crime and receiving Rs 1.18 crore from its sale in her bank accounts. Immediately after, search activities were initiated, and her accounts were then frozen.
The proceeds of the crime were used to purchase three high-end luxury vehicles—a BMW X7, a Mercedes GLS400d, and an Audi Q7 as well as land in the cities of Lonavala, Khandala, Karjat, Pune, and Udupi in the names of the accused and others.
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Last year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR against a senior tax assistant, Tanaji Mandal Adhikari, a businessman from Panvel, Bhushan Anant Patil, and others in the case of fraudulent issuance of tax refunds with the I-T department.
Reportedly, when the key accused, Adhikari, was working as a senior tax assistant with the Income Tax Department, he had access to the RSA tokens and login credentials of his supervisory authorities and officers and had orchestrated the fraud in connivance with others. The funds were then transferred into the bank account linked to Bhushan Patil.
The CBI filed a charge sheet against Adhikari, Patil, Rajesh Shantaram Shetty and others under the IT Act, 2000.
Following this, the ED took up the investigation of the case about the bogus issuance of refunds for the assessment years 2007–08 and 2008–09 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Kriti Verma appeared on Roadies and Bigg Boss Season 12.
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