ED attaches 24 properties of Heera Group worth Rs.33 cr

Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached 24 immovable properties of Nowhera Shaik and Heera Group, Hyderabad, worth Rs 33.06 crore under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in a case related to alleged defrauding of people.

The ED has been investigating a money laundering case against the Heera Group and Nowhera Shaik for cheating gullible people and collecting thousands of crores of rupees from them on the false promise of abnormally high returns of around 36 per cent per annum.

The ED alleged that investigation revealed that Nowhera Shaik and her Heera Group had utilised part of the proceeds of crime towards the purchase of immovable properties in her name and that of her companies.

The ED had earlier provisionally attached properties worth Rs 367 crore allegedly acquired out of proceeds of crime by Nowhera Shaik, Heera Group, SA Builders, a Hyderabad-based firm, and Neelanchal Technocrats Pvt. Ltd., a Bengaluru-based company. The total attachment in the case stood at Rs 400.06 crore following the latest seizure.

Nowhera Shaik was earlier arrested by ED in this case and a prosecution complaint has also been filed before the Special PMLA court here.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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