The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Monday that they carried out search operations in the districts of Agartala and Sipahijhala of Tripura in the context of investigations into three drug trafficking cases.
It said that during the search operations, proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 2 crore in the form of bank balances, FDs, insurance policies, and documents of immovable properties have been seized. The ED initiated investigations under the PMLA, based on the FIRs, registered under sections 20/29 of the NDPS Act, by Tripura Police.
The police had also lodged a complaint against the accused – Sujit Sarkar, Bijoy Paul, and the family members of Paresh Chandra Roy for their active participation in the storage, trafficking, and sale of cannabis, beyond the prescribed commercial quantity, which is prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances (NDSP) Act. “The PMLA investigation also revealed that huge amounts of cash were deposited into their bank accounts as well as into the bank accounts of their family members,” he said. Further investigation is on, it said.