COAL SCAM: TWO CRORES OF DASARI NARAYANA RAO ATTACHED

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached assets worth about Rs 2 crore of former Coal Minister and top tollywood director Dasari Narayana Rao in coal scam case.
An order for attachment of two vehicles, a few fixed deposit receipts worth Rs 50 lakh and a residential premise of Dasari, a Minister of State (MoS) in Manmohan Singh's cabinet, was issued by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with its money laundering probe in the coal blocks allocation scam case. Sources said .The orders for freezing of these assets will be in place for the next 180 days during which the affected party can appeal it to the Adjudicating Authority of the PMLA. A PMLA attachment is aimed at depriving the accused of money laundering from taking benefits of his or her ill-gotten wealth.

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