ED attaches properties worth Rs. 135 crore in NSEL scam

| Updated: Feb 16, 2017 04:21 IST

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 15 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached properties worth Rs. 135 crore belonging to M/s 63 Moons Technologies Ltd. under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (2002). The company was earlier known as Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL). A money laundering case was registered by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) scam under the provisions of PMLA on the basis of a First Information Report registered by EOW in October, 2013. It was alleged that the accused persons in the said case hatched a criminal conspiracy to defraud the investors by allowing trading on commodities by sellers without ensuring goods of appropriate quantity and quality stored in the exchange controlled warehouses. As a result thousands of investors traded in non-existent goods and thereby genuine investors were defrauded of their investments by way of misappropriation. PMLA investigations revealed that NSEL was acting as a platform for these defaulters and that it was earning in the process by charging various fees, charges and penalties. FTIL, holding 99.99 percent of NSEL share holdings had effective control over the functioning of NSEL. Thus, FTIL's Jignesh Shah and Joseph Massey were accused of allowing the trade in spite of repeated defaults. Previously, the Enforcement Directorate had twice attached properties of M/s Moons Technologies Ltd. worth Rs. 1118 crore and Rs. 1254 crore. The total attachments in the case now stand at Rs. 2191 crore.(ANI)