The order for attachment of the flats, located mostly in posh localities of Pune and Mumbai and a shopping Mall in Jamshedpur, was issued by a special money laundering court in Delhi. (Agencies)
The court found that the said properties are involved in the offence of laundering under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), in a case probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Some of the frozen assets also belong to businessman Anil Adinath Bastawade, who was earlier this year nabbed from Indonesia by the agency.
"The above materials (prosecution evidence) and the submissions made me feel convinced that prima facie all the properties provisionally attached are involved in money laundering and therefore liable for attachment. I, therefore, order for confirmation of the provisional attachment order in question," K Raamamoorthy, Chairman of the Adjudicating Authority of PMLA, said in his order.
Under PMLA, a retired judge of a High Court is the Chairman of the Authority. The ED's Lucknow zonal office had issued attachment orders on these assets in February this year and with this order it will now be able to issue prohibitory orders on them.
The attached assets also include properties of Manoj B Punamiya, associate of Koda and an accused in the case, with ten flats in a single apartment complex in Mumbai's Matunga suburb.
Other flats of Punamiya which have been seized are located in Malad, Goregaon, Nariman Point and one 'Emerald Mall' in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand worth Rs 14.20 crore.
The order for attachment of the flats, located mostly in posh localities of Pune and Mumbai and a shopping Mall in Jamshedpur, was issued by a special money laundering court in Delhi.