Following the Supreme Court order to cancel Amrapali group's registration with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned as many as 14 persons for questioning in the matter.
As per the sources, the ED has issued summons to the group's directors including, Anil Sharma and several other key officials associated with the defunct real estate firm.
Those who were issued summons include, Naveen Singh Surekha and Vishnu Kumar Surekha (Directors of Maurya Udyog Limited, Kolkata), Khazan Singh and Gaurav Lamba (Directors of Biharji Highrise Pvt Ltd, Delhi), Akhil Kumar Surekha (Director of Jyotindra Steel and Tubes Limited), Suvash Chandra Kumar (Director of Amrapali Sappehire Developer), Mohi Gupta and Hritik Sinha (Directors of Amrapali Silicon City Pvt and Amrapali Grand Builders), Anil Mittal (Statuary and internal auditor, Amrapali group), Amresh Kumar (Director of Stunning Construction Pvt), Chander Badhwa (CFO, Amrapali group), Anil Sharma (CMD and director of all companies of Amrapali group), Shiv Priya (Director in Amrapali group) and Ajay Kumar (Director in Amrapali group).
Sources aware of the matter told CitySpidey that ED would conduct questioning in connection with its probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Earlier on July 01 the financial probe agency had registered a money laundering case against the real estate group and its directors on the basis of a bunch of complaints filed by Economic Offense Wing (EOW). EOW and Noida police had accused Amrapali group and its directors of duping homebuyers and investors in its several projects and Noida and Greater Noida.
The Apex court-appointed auditors, Ravi Bhata and Pawan Kumar had told the court, “The group had collected money and diverted it to 40 of its group companies. Homebuyers money was diverted for personal use of some directors.”
In its recent order, the Supreme Court asked the ED to probe the allegations of money laundering against Amrapali and examine the possible complicity of bank officials and public servants in the case.