SFIO arrests Mr. Dortse, Mastermind of floating Chinese shell companies in India

Mr Dortse is apprehended in Bihar by the SFIO of MCA before he can flee India via the road (via Nepal). He is accused of plotting/floating Chinese shell companies in violation of the Companies Act, 2013, and the Rules and Regulations framed thereunder.

MCA Press Release dt. 11/09/2022: MCA crackdown on Chinese shell companies in India; SFIO arrests mastermind & chief plotter

On 08/09/2022, the MCA (ROC Delhi) had conducted simultaneous search and seizure operations at the premises of Jillian Consultants India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Fininty Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and Husys Consulting Ltd., Hyderabad.

SFIO arrests Mr Dortse, Mastermind of floating Chinese shell companies in IndiaThe SFIO, which operates under the aegis of MCA, had been assigned the investigation of Jilian Consultants India Private Limited and 32 other companies by the later on 09/08/2022.

Based on the investigations carried out and the inputs received at SFIO, it was inferred that Mr. Dortse had fled from Delhi NCR and is about to escape India through the road route (via Nepal). Immediately, a special team was constituted by the SFIO, which was deputed to a remote place place in Bihar.

In the evening of 10/09/2022, Mr. Dortse has been arrested by the SFIO. Later he was produced in the Jurisdictional Court and Orders for his transit remand were obtained by the SFIO.

Mr. Dortse had shown himself to be a resident of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh as per the documents filed with the Registrar of Companies, Delhi. Jilian Consultants India Private Limited has two directors on it’s Board, i.e. Mr. Dortse and one Chinese national.

Mr Dortse, director of Jillian India Ltd has clearly emerged as the mastermind of floating the Chinese shell companies’ racket by providing dummy Directors on their Boards. ​Evidence gathered by ROC Delhi during investigations clearly points to dummy Directors being paid by Jilian India Ltd. to act as dummies in several shell companies, e.g. Boxes filled with company seals, digital signatures of dummy directors, etc. recovered from the sites searched.

The Indian employees were in touch with the Chinese counterparts through a Chinese instant messaging app.

So far the SFIO Investigations have revealed the possible involvement of these shell companies in serious financial crimes detrimental to the financial security of the country. Further investigations are in progress.

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