ED attached immovable properties worth Rs.33.7 Lakh belong to Sri Lankan Nationals Gunasekaran
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has attached three immovable properties – one Bungalow on ECR and two Agricultural Lands in Thiruvannamalai District owned by Sri Lankan Nationals Gunasekaran @ Perama Kumar, his son Dileep @ Thileep amounting to Rs. 33.7 Lakh in relation to a Money Laundering case recorded against certain Sri Lankan Individuals.
On the basis of a FIR dated 12.10.2020 filed by the Q-Branch, CID, Kancheepuram, ED began investigating money laundering. Gunasekaran @ Perama Kumar, his son Dileep @ Thileep, and other others are accused of violating the Indian Penal Code, the Passports Act, the NDPS Act, and the Foreigners Act. Over time, the accused persons made and used phoney identification documents like PAN, Aadhar, and driving licences while residing illegally in India.
It was discovered during the course of the PMLA, 2002 investigation that Gunasekaran @ Perama Kumar, A Suresh Raj, Mohamed Sherif, and Raja Medura Gedara @ Gamini were involved in the buying and selling of drugs covered by the NDPS, Act. In 2011, the aforementioned individuals were found guilty of the aforementioned crime by the Hon’ble Special Court under the NDPS Act, Chennai. When their time in prison was over, they went on to further altered their identity and made money from crime.
All of the properties that are linked in this case were bought after 2011, and the accused was unable to explain where the money came from to pay for them. It was also discovered that the market value of the aforementioned immovable properties is significantly higher than the value stated in the paperwork.
The probe also turned up several people who had ties to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Attacking former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Chandrika Kumaratunga was the alleged crime of accused Gunasekaran @ Perama Kumar. In Sri Lanka, several suspected individuals have also been charged with drug purchases, sales, and other illicit activities.
Further investigation is in progress.