ED detained coal businessman from Hazaribag, Jharkhand .

As per the sources, the probe pertains to a money laundering investigation linked to alleged irregularities in the coal trade.

ED detained coal businessman from Hazaribag, Jharkhand .

On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate arrested coal trader Izhar Ansari from his Militant Colony residence in Hazaribag. The trader was detained after ED detectives raided the alleged domain for the second time. The vigilant agency conducted search operations on three locations related to Ansari. The investigation agency had earlier raided the house first time on March 03, 2023. The cash around Rs 3 crore was recovered in the raid from the house. The Businessman was associated with the coal business since 1981-82.

He was taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act [PMLA] from Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district around 8 pm.

As per the sources, the probe pertains to a money laundering investigation linked to alleged irregularities in the coal trade.

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The Directorate of Enforcement is a domestic law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crimes in India.

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It primarily focuses on investing and prosecuting cases related to money laundering, foreign exchange violations and economic offences. It is part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

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