ED issues fresh summons to Goa-based miner Timblo, 5 others

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Panaji: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday issued fresh summons against western Indian state Goa-based miner Radha Timblo, whose name figured in the black money list submitted by the government in the Supreme Court, and five officials of her company in connection with a money laundering probe against her firm.

“A total of six officials/directors of Goa mining firm Timblo Private Limited have been issued summons today. Radha Timblo has also been summoned in the first week of December,” agency sources said.

Timblo was questioned and her statement was recorded by the agency here yesterday after which she had sought a fresh date for submitting additional documents to the investigators.

The firm and its directors are being probed by ED, along with other mining firms based in Goa, after it registered a criminal case in the Rs 35,000-crore Goa illegal mining scam which was earlier investigated by the Justice M B Shah Commission for alleged large-scale irregularities.

The sources said that among those summoned was Timblo’s son Chetan who is a director in the firm.

“The statements of the summoned people will be recorded once they meet the investigating officer of ED,” they said.

Radha Timblo’s name figured in the list the central government submitted in the Supreme Court last month mentioning the name of the firm and its directors including Radha Satish Timblo, Chetan S Timblo, Rohan S Timblo, Anna C Timblo and Mallika R Timblo.

She had maintained she had “no undisclosed bank account abroad” and that she has not done anything illegal.

The agency had in June this year registered a complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of the reports of the Commission, the inquiry boards constituted in this regard and also an FIR filed by the Crime Branch of Goa Police in August last year.

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