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ED attaches assets worth Rs 17 55 Cr in Rail Neer scam

ED attaches assets worth Rs 17 55 Cr in Rail Neer scam

New Delhi, June 14 (UNI) Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable properties worth Rs 17.55 crore of RK Associates and Hoteliers Pvt Ltd, Satyam Caterers Pvt Ltd and five others in Rail Neer scam under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), an official statement said here on Thursday.

The investigation agency's move comes after the investigation under PMLA based on the FIR registered by CBI on October 14,2014 under various section of IPC and prevention of corruption act against Railway officers and private caterers and Licensees for allegation of supplying the others brands packaged drinking waters instead of “Rail Neer” brand of IRCTC in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Trains and thereby causing wrongful losses to the government exchequer.

The Investigation conducted by CBI revealed that the said private caterers servicing Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains were mandated to supply the bottles of Rail Neer (produced by IRCTC, a Rail PSU) to all the passengers but they supplied other brands packaged drinking water in connivance with the officers of the Railway Department and caused loss of Rs 19.55 crore to the Government exchequer during the period January 1,2013 to December 31,2014 .

CBI later on filed the charge sheet against the above mentioned companies or Licensees and the officers of Railway Department for commission of offence under section 120-B read with 420 of Indian Penal Code, and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act.

During PMLA Investigation it is established that above Licensees laundered the amount received from Railway Department in lieu of supply of the packaged drinking water of other brands, which was proceeds of crime.

“The movable properties of the seven licensees and their bank accounts and fixed deposit and have been attached under the provisions of PMLA totaling to Rs 17.55 Crore”, the statement said.

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3 MoUs signed and 6 at advanced stage under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme: Culture Ministry

19 Jun 2018 | 9:30 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) The Ministry of Culture has said that Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme of the Government is making good progress with three MoUs having already been signed and six at an advanced stage
In response to certain reports appearing recently in the media regarding ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) pertaining to Red Fort being ‘put on hold’, the Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Raghvendra Singh said under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Scheme, three MoUs have already been signed and six are at an advanced stage and 31 more Adarsh Monuments are enlisted for coverage under the scheme.

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J&K heading for Governor rule;Vohra sends report to President

19 Jun 2018 | 9:14 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir is headed for Governor’s rule for the eighth time with the Governor NN Vohra making a recommendation in this regard to President Ram Nath Kovind.

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India, Australia agree to further enhance counter-terrorism cooperation

India, Australia agree to further enhance counter-terrorism cooperation

19 Jun 2018 | 8:22 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) India and Australia have agreed to further strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation through regular exchange of information, capacity building efforts, mutual legal assistance and sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism.

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Criminal on the run for over 9 years held by crime branch : Delhi Police

19 Jun 2018 | 8:17 PM

New Delhi, Jun 19(UNI) Delhi Police have nabbed a dreaded gangster and dacoit Mukesh Gujjar who carried a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, police said on tuesday.

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Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance destroyed years of UPA’s hard work: Rahul

Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance destroyed years of UPA’s hard work: Rahul

19 Jun 2018 | 8:15 PM

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Reacting to the BJP pulling out from the coalition Government in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the 'opportunistic' BJP-PDP alliance set fire to Jammu and Kashmir and 'destroyed years of UPA’s hard work'.

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