Hero Motocorp CMD questioned by ED
New Delhi: Hero Motocorp Ltd and Hero Fincorp Ltd CMD Pawan Munjal was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case.
Munjal has been accused by the anti-money laundering agency for sending Rs 54 crore in foreign currency abroad during the period of 2014-15 to 2018-19.
Additionally, there are allegations of taking Rs 40 crore foreign currency abroad by a close associate of Munjal.
Munjal, called to join the investigation, reached the ED’s headquarters on Monday morning and joined the questioning at around 11 a.m. The ED had, in August, raided 12 locations belonging to Munjal and employees of Salt Experience Management Pvt Ltd and seized jewellery, and foreign currency, valued at Rs 25 crore in connection with a PMLA case.
It initiated PMLA investigations based on the Prosecution Complaint filed by Directorate of Revenue intelligence (DRI) under sections 135 of the Customs Act before CMM, New Delhi for carrying, attempting to export and illicit export of prohibited items i.e. foreign currency, against Munjal, SEMPL, Amit Bali, Hemant Dahiya, K R Raman and
The SEMPL had allegedly illegally exported foreign currency equivalent to Rs 54 crore approx. to various countries during the period 2014-2015 to 2018-2019 which was ultimately used for personal expenses of Munjal. The ED investigation revealed that SEMPL got issued foreign exchange to the tune of Rs 14 crore approx. in the name of its employees .