The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case against Chinese citizen Charlie Peng, also known as Luo Sang, and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for their involvement in the Hawala Case Rs 1000 crore .
The ED recorded the case on the basis of the Delhi Police FIR filed on September 13 in 2018.
Peng was raided by the Income Tax Department last week. He is still being questioned for Income Tax for money laundering and hawala connection.
The income tax started raids against Charlie Peng and other involved defendants, including bankers and CA, on August 11, and unearthed Rs 1 billion hawala and money laundering racket. The I-T Department said that Charlie Peng and some other Chinese nationals with the help of bank officials and CA opened 40 bank accounts and operated shell companies. Rs 100 crore withdrawn from bogus companies and set up retail chain showroom in India.
Luo is still being questioned for Income Tax for money laundering and hawala connection.
The ED case is based on the 2018 Delhi Police FIR. He was detained from the Majnu Ka Teela area of Delhi for the suspect of spying on the Dalai Lama, but later arrested on the forgery and passport law charges.
He was later released on bail and the police filed charges against him on June 6, 2019. However, the charges have yet to be framed.