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HSBC black money list: ED seizes Rs 209-mn assets of Dabur's Pradip Burman

The agency took over the case on the basis of a charge sheet filed by the Income Tax Department

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Tuesday said it has seized assets worth Rs 208.7 million of Director Pradip Burman in connection with its probe in the bank black money list unearthed few years ago.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) initiated the action under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the seized assets include 50,000 tax -free government bonds of and

The agency took over the case on the basis of a charge sheet filed by the (ITD) against Burman as part of its probe in the leaked list of Indians.

The trial in this ITD case is still to commence.

The agency said the assets were seized after it was found that Burman deposited $32.12 lakh in his account with bank in Zurich in Switzerland and that he "did not" show this amount in his IT Returns filed during 2007-08 despite declaring it to the taxman that this was his earning.

"The investigation revealed that Burman has deposited $32.12 lakh with HSBC, Zurich and was holding the same in contravention of section 4 of the and failed to repatriate the entire amount to India till date," the said.

Burman is a Director in Ms Dabur India Limited, Ms Sanat Product Ltd and Ayurved, Ms Ratna Commercial Enterprises (P) Ltd and is also a trustee in the Burman family trust called the Dr S K Burman Charitable Trust.

This case is one amongst the list of 628 Indians, who figured in a list of account holders in HSBC Bank's Geneva branch, that India had obtained from the French government in 2007.

First Published: Tue, May 22 2018. 14:43 IST