ED files charge sheet against former NSE bosses in phone tapping case

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NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a cost sheet earlier than the Rouse Avenue Courtroom in reference to a Prevention of Cash Laundering case pertaining to telephone tapping of NSE workers between 2009 and 2017.

The cost sheet was filed in opposition to NSE’s former chiefs Chitra Ramakrishna and Ravi Narain, and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey.

Narain was lately arrested by the ED.

“Money was laundered in phone tapping. The payments made in the phone tapping is alleged proceeds of crime. There were shell companies through which money were laundered,” it stated within the cost sheet.

The ED has claimed that Pandey obtained Rs 4.54 crore to faucet the MTNL traces to assist Ramakrishna and these have been proceeds of crime.

“Pandey ran iSec Securities Pvt. Ltd. It has been alleged that Ramkrishna used this firm to tap the phones of NSE employees. The phone calls made by NSE employees between 9 am and 10 am were tapped and recorded by iSec Securities Pvt. Ltd. It has been alleged that Pandey helped in tapping the phone calls illegally,” an company supply had stated.

Ramkrishna and Pandey have been positioned underneath arrest in July by the federal anti cash laundering company.

Pandey had stated that he tapped the telephone traces however did not do something unlawful. He stated that every one the equipments of tapping have been made obtainable by the NSE.

The ED’s case is on the premise of the CBI’s FIR, lodged on the instructions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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