ED files chargesheet against businessman Gagan Dhawan

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2017 15:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 23 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against businessman Gagan Dhawan in a money laundering case.

The court today took cognisance of the chargesheet and scheduled the next date of hearing on January 3.

In November, the ED had arrested the Delhi-based businessman, an accused in Rs 5,000 crore money laundering case, and sent him to seven days custody.

According to reports, Dhawan had allegedly aided bank loan frauds related to a Vadodara-based pharma firm, Sterling Biotech.

The ED registered the case against him after taking cognisance of the case filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the pharma firm, its directors and several other persons in connection with the alleged bank fraud case.

On August 25, the ED officials raided Dhawan's office and that of a former Congress MLA Sumesh Shokeen under provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). (ANI)