ED chargesheet in Upendra Rai case

NEW DELHI, AUG 9 (IANS): | Publish Date: 8/10/2018 4:29:51 AM IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a chargesheet in connection with its ongoing probe into a money laundering case against senior journalist Upendra Rai, the agency said.

While filing the chargesheet, the ED informed the Patiala House court that Rai laundered over Rs 29.58 crore by adopting different modus operandi and was involved in "extortion of the huge amount from different companies and corporate houses". 
The agency alleged that Rai took "undue advantage of his connections with several government officials" to gain access to confidential information available with them about the penal proceedings being contemplated against various defaulters, at times in advance. 
Rai was arrested by the CBI on May 3 for dubious transactions of over Rs 100 crore in his bank accounts during 2017-18 and for using false information to obtain access to sensitive areas through Aerodrome Entry Pass (AEP) for all airports in the country. He was later arrested by the ED on May 8.
In its case filed on May 1, the CBI named Rai, Air One Aviation Pvt Ltd, its Chief Security Officer Prasun Roy, some unidentified public servants of BCAS and others.
On May 5, the CBI filed the second FIR against Rai alleging that he took money from a Mumbai-based real estate company to settle an issue with income tax and adverse media reporting.
Rai is also accused of using false information to obtain a pass to access sensitive areas in airports across the country and is alleged to have committed the offence in connivance with the officials of aviation company Air One Aviation Pvt Ltd and some public servants of BCAS.

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