Who is Kriti Verma, the GST officer-turned-actor under probe in money laundering case?

Who is Kriti Verma? 

Born and brought up in Delhi, Kriti Verma is a GST inspector-turned-actor. Kriti was last seen in Roadies Xtreme and Bigg Boss season 12

Kriti Verma involved in
money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating Kriti Verma in a Rs 263 crore money laundering case

What is Kriti Verma
accused of? 

Kriti Verma allegedly received funds, and proceeds of crime and has links with the key accused in the fraudulent issuance of a tax refund from the Income Tax Department. Verma has been questioned in the case multiple times

ED’s investigation
into the crime 

ED unearthed 12 fraudulent TDS refunds generated by a Panvel-based businessman Tanaji Mandal Adhikari amounting to Rs 263.95 crore between November 15, 2019 to November 4, 2020. Proceeds were transferred into the bank accounts of Bhushan Anant Patil and other related persons, entities and in shell companies

Here’s what the
ED uncovered

The ED attached 32 immovable and movable properties situated in Maharashtra and Karnataka worth Rs 69.95 cr under the provisions of the PMLA. Attached assets include land, flats, luxury cars held in the name of Bhushan Anant Patil, Rajesh Shetty, Kriti Verma, Sarika Shetty and others

How did she get caught? 

Kriti Verma allegedly sold a property in Gurugram, acquired in 2021 with the proceeds of the crime, and received sale proceeds in bank accounts. Search operations were conducted and the entire sale proceeds of Rs 1.18 crore was found in her accounts and frozen

Kriti Verma’s
Properties, Cars

Kriti Verma bought land in Lonavala, Khandala, Karjat, Pune and Udupi areas and flats in Panvel and Mumbai areas. She also has three luxury cars- BMW X7, Mercedes GLS400d, and Audi Q7 in the name of the accused and others

CBI files chargesheet
against the accused

The CBI filed a chargesheet against Tanaji Mandal Adhikari, Rajesh Shantaram Shetty, Bhushan Anant Patil and others under the IT Act, 2000

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