Money laundering case: Now, Ahmedabad ED unit takes bookie Anil Jaisinghani’s custody | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: Enforcement Directorate‘s (ED) Ahmedabad unit took custody of bookie Anil Jaisinghani on Thursday in a decade-old money laundering case.
The unit was investigating two connected cases – a Rs2,600 crore IPL betting scandal involving influential bookies and Rs5,000 crore money laundering case – against alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta. ED’s Ahmedabad zonal director J P Singh, who was instrumental in exposing the bookies-hawala syndicate, was heading the investigation. Singh had faced corruption allegations allegedly for demanding bribes from some accused in this case and was subsequently arrested by CBI. Jaisinghani had leveled allegations against Singh. After Singh’s arrest, there was no major development or arrest in the case. Jaisinghani remained wanted accused in the case.
Last month, Mumbai police had arrested Jaisinghani in the Rs10 crore extortion case lodged by deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta. Jaisinghani was in custody at Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai, from where ED took his custody in the money laundering case. The ED team took Jaisinghani to Ahmedabad for further investigations. Last week, the special court had rejected the bail plea of Jaisinghani in the extortion case. Jaisinghani’s daughter Aniksha, a co-accused, was granted bail.
After rejection of Jaisinghani’s bail application, many police stations, including some from other states, and ED moved before the court seeking his custody in their cases. For eight years, Jaisinghani is wanted in many cases registered in various states. Subsequently, the court had granted the ED Jaisinghani’s custody in the money laundering case registered at Ahmedabad.


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