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As many as 884 companies are under the scanner in various money laundering cases and assets worth Rs 50 billion have been attached following probes initiated as per the PMLA, Union Minister P P Chaudhary said on Tuesday. However, he said that not a single company has been deregistered on the charges of money laundering by the government. As per the inputs supplied by the Finance Ministry, "884 companies are under investigation in various money laundering cases," the Minister of State for Corporate Affairs said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. He further noted that investigation against these companies has resulted in attachment of assets worth Rs 50.6 billion and filing of a total of 58 prosecution cases under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Further, over 226,000 companies have been struck off for remaining inactive for a period of two years or more as on December 2017. Besides, more than 300,000 persons have been disqualified for holding the post of director at registered companies for failing to comply with regulatory requirements.
Of these directors, over 200,000 disqualified directors were on the board of deregistered companies.