Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 15
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against Mohali-based Seabird International Pvt Ltd and its directors before a special PMLA court in Punjab on the charges of money laundering linked to a case of alleged possession of government seals and stamps.
In a statement, the agency said, the prosecution complaint (chargesheet) had been filed before “a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Punjab against the firm Seabird International Pvt Ltd and its directors Pirtpal Singh and Gurinder Singh”. It said the agency had attached assets worth Rs 6.93 crore of the two in the past.
The ED filed the case against the accused after going through two FIRs registered in 2017 by the Mohali Police for alleged possession of counterfeit seals and stamps of government agencies and another for alleged possession of a German-made handgun replica.
During the investigation, it was found that Pirtpal Singh and Gurinder Singh used to forge educational and financial documents of visa aspirants to meet the required standard set by overseas institutions and later these were submitted to foreign embassies and high commissions for grant of visas, the ED claimed.
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