ED gets custody of adovcate brothers held in PMLA case

, A Special PMLA Court in Mumbai has extended the custody of two advocate brothers Satish Uke and Pradeep Uke, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to usurping properties on the basis of forged documents till April 11.

Their custodial remand expired on Wednesday after which they were produced before the court by ED.

The ED official said that they lodged a Money Laundering case on the basis of two FIRs filed by the Maharashtra Police against the accused.

The two FIR’s are registered at Ajni Police station, Nagpur. First FIR was filed by one Mohammad Jaffar, nephew of Late Mohammad Samad who was the owner of the land comprising five acres at Mouza Bokhara, Nagpur.

Jaffar alleged in the complaint that the accused allegedly usurped his five acre land by creating fake documents.

The second FIR was filed by one Shobharani Rajendra Nalode, secretary of Aishwari Sahakari Grih Nirman Sanstha against Satish Uke, Pradip Uke and others alleging that they allegedly usurped her society’s land comprising of 1.5 acres situated at Mouza Babulkheda.

The ED initiated investigation under the PMLA Act, and recorded several statements related to both the cases.

“From the investigation conducted so far, it became evident that both the accused had resorted to fraud and forgery and created fake POA (Power of Attorney) in the name of Chandrashekhar Namdevrao Matte and Khairunisa and usurped the lands from the original land owners illegally. The lands are still in illegal possession of the accused,” said the ED official.

The official said that they had also conducted a search operation at the premises of the accused on March 31. During the search, incriminating documents related to forgery, digital evidence was seized.

The ED also recorded the statements of both the accused and placed them under arrest for commission of offence under the provisions of Section 3 of PMLA Act.

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