The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering complaint against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey and former top owners of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Chitra Ramakrishna and Ravi Narayan Officials said on Thursday in relation to the illegal phone tapping and snooping case of stock exchange employees.
A week after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against him, the federal probe agency registered a case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The CBI had alleged that Mr. Narayan and Ms. Ramakrishna were involved in illegally intercepting phone calls of stock market employees in a company set up by Mr. Pandey, the now retired Mumbai Police Commissioner.
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The CBI and now the ED have named Mr. Pandey, his Delhi-based company, NSE’s former MD and CEO Mr. Narayan and Ms. Ramakrishna, Executive Vice President Ravi Varanasi and Head (Premises) Mahesh Haldipur among others. their related complaints.
Officials said the ED came to know about the alleged irregularities under covert surveillance after which it reported it to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which asked the CBI to probe the allegations.