In a first, the Enforcement Directorate attached properties of a person based on a ‘Letter Rogatory’ issued by the UK government.
“We have attached a flat in Mumbai, bank balance and a policy worth Rs. 66 lakh of one Sandeep Arora on the basis of the LR,” said an ED official.
Arora was allegedly involved in a VAT refund case in the UK.
The official said this was the first instance of ED taking action against someone on the basis of an LR.
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act gives ED the powers to act on the basis of Letter Rogatory against a person in India.