ED attaches assets worth Rs 58 lac in PMLA case of duping for MBBS Seats

ED has attached assets worth Rs. 58.15 lacs in a PMLA case of duping innocent MBBS students in Odisha and beyond by making false promises of providing Management Quota Seats in Medical Colleges in exchange for money.

Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached assets totaling Rs. 58.15 Lakh, including bank balances totaling Rs. 12.15 Lakh and immovable assets totaling Rs. 46 Lakh. The ED has seized these assets because they are related to the case of Raghunath Behera, Soumyakanta Mohanty, and others who are accused of conspiring to defraud applicants for MBBS seats.

ED attaches assets worth Rs 58 lac in PMLA case of duping for MBBS Seats

The ED initiated the investigation under the PMLA on the basis of various FIRs and Charge Sheets filed by the Crime Branch, CID, Odisha Police against the accused Raghunath Behera, Soumyakant Mohanty, and their accomplices in connection with defrauding many innocent aspirants from the State of Odisha and beyond on false assurances of providing MBBS seats in different medical colleges under their management quota and thus accumulating ill-gotten money, i.e. crime proceeds of the case.

These properties worth Rs 58.15 lacs were obtained through the aforementioned wrongdoing/duping and were discovered in the possession of the accused Raghunath Behera, Soumyakant Mohanty, and their relatives, and the ED has attached them. An investigation into the matter is currently underway.

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