National Desk: Enforcement Directorate has arrested former Trinamool Congress MP and businessman Kanwar Deep Singh in a money laundering case related to the alleged Rs 1900 crore Ponzi scheme scam. Official sources gave this information on Wednesday. The agency accused the 59-year-old founder of 'Alchemist Limited' of not cooperating in the investigation and arrested him on Tuesday night under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
In ED custody till 16 January
He said that Singh was produced before a court here on Wednesday from where he was sent to ED custody till January 16. The Central Investigation Agency raided the premises of Singh and his associates in Delhi and Chandigarh in September 2019 in two cases of money laundering. Singh was the chairman of the pharmaceutical company 'Alchemist Limited' and resigned from the post in 2012. He is currently said to be the 'Emeritus Chairman' and founder of the business group. The ED is investigating against him in two cases.
The first case has been filed on the basis of an FIR lodged by Kolkata Police and the second case based on the charge sheet filed by market regulator Sebi. In the year 2108, Kolkata Police registered a case against Singh, his son Karandeep Singh, Alchemist Township India Limited, Alchemist Holdings Limited and other companies and directors for cheating thousands of consumers. Another case was registered against Singh and his company 'Alchemist Infra Red Reality Limited' in 2016.