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Money laundering case filed against Poddar

- Sanjaya Lama, Kathmandu

Oct 31, 2018-

The Department of Money Laundering has filed a case at the Special Court against RatanPoddar of Biratngar Municipality-7. The department has sought a fine of Rs 2.55 million from Poddar.

The department seized the amount during a raid at his room as he was being investigated on suspicion of money laundering.

In a statement on Wednesday, the department has demanded confiscation of the seized amount as compensation for the damages according to the Anti Money Laundering Act.

Last week the department had also filed a case against five persons for their alleged investment in terrorist activities. The case has been filed against SamasulHoda, BrijkishorGiri, Mojagari Ansari, Ashish Singh, Umesh Prasad Kurmi, Raj KishorGiri and Dhiraj Pal.

The department said the case has been filed against them as they were found sending money from Dubai to Nepal and receiving the money to carry out terrorist activities in collusion with Safi, a Pakistan citizen.

Police have been conducting a separate investigation and filed a case against them for assisting in carrying out terrorist activities. This kind of case is second in Nepal.

Published: 31-10-2018 21:09

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