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ED seizes Rs 102.8-mn assets from Emaar MGF MD Shravan Gupta under FEMA

The petition under section 37 A (2) was filed before competent authority with an appeal to confirm the seizure order

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Emaar MGF managing director Shravan Gupta
Emaar MGF managing director Shravan Gupta

The (ED) on Saturday seized assets worth Rs 102.8 million from Managing Director under Section 37A (1) of

"The assets were seized under Section 37A (1) of Act (FEMA), 1999 from brothers and for holding US $ 15,40,650 in the bank account maintained with Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), Switzerland," ED said. is an additional Managing Director of M/s Emmar MGF in lieu of Assets held abroad

According to ED, the seizure order was issued in respect of immovable assets (agriculture land), after the investigation which revealed that Shravan Gupta, the Managing Director of Emaar MGF, had foreign exchange held to the tune of US $ 15,40,650 in his bank account in HSBC in contravention of provisions of Section 4 of FEMA, 1999 read with Regulations 3 of (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person Resident of India) Regulations 2000.

The petition under section 37 A (2) was filed before competent authority with an appeal to confirm the seizure order.

As per ED, Shravan Gupta had not shown this amount in the Income Tax (I-T) returns filed in India for the period of 2006-07. However, he had declared this amount in 2011-12 and paid appropriate taxes.

After investigation I-T authorities filed a prosecution complaint against Shravan Gupta in the Court of Ld. ACMM and Tis Hazari Court in Delhi, which is still pending.

First Published: Sat, December 15 2018. 20:40 IST
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