ED attaches ₹2.76-crore worth assets in Barmer crude oil theft case

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 19, 2019 Published on March 19, 2019

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth ₹2.76 crore in the Barmer crude oil theft case.

According to the ED, an investigation conducted by it under Prevention of Money Laundering Act revealed that the accused Bhoor Singh Rajpurohit and Gautam Rajpurohit stole large quantity of crude oil from Cairn India Limited. Both of them — in connivance with tanker owners, drivers, helpers and several other persons posted at loading and unloading site of Cairn India — stole the crude oil being transported through tankers.

The stolen oil was further being sold to different buyers by generating bills in the name of firms Fly Infratech and Bhanwariya and Brothers, an ED press note said.

The accused had acquired assets worth over ₹2.76 crore to hide the real source of income. The attached assets include agricultural land measuring around 232 bigha valued at over ₹1.79 crore and residential and commercial properties valued at over ₹97 lakhat Barmer and Jodhpur.

ED had initiated investigation on the basis four FIRs and Charge Sheets filed by Rajasthan Police against Bhoor Singh and others under section 413, 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code 1860 in stolen property and cheating case.

Published on March 19, 2019
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