January 15, 2015 2:26:41 pm
BY: VIVEK GUPTA
Two clerks and a driver of the city-based advocate Mukesh Mittal are found to be directors in at least five out of 10 companies that have come under the Enforcement Directorate’s scanner. ED found documents pertaining to these companies during the raids conducted at six places in Chandigarh, including Mukesh Mittal’s residence in Sector 18 on Tuesday. Documents of all these companies are now being scrutinised for further details.
Chandigarh Newsline accessed the details of these 10 companies and found Mittal’s personal staff as directors and co-directors in five companies.
The documents show Mukesh Mittal’s clerk Ajay Singh as director of five companies, another clerk Praveen Kumar as co-director with Ajay Singh in two out of the five companies and driver Lal Chand as co-director with Ajay Singh in one company.
Besides, these five companies, another company shows Mukesh Mittal’s son Akshay Mittal and a local politician Vijay Pal Singh aka Dimpy’s son Barinder Singh as directors. However, Vijay Pal Singh claims that the company in which his son was co-director with Akshay Mittal has already been shut.
ED’s ongoing probe into a money laundering scam had led the team to Mukesh Mittal’s residence on Tuesday. His driver and two clerks’ residences were also simultaneously raided. Documents pertaining to over Rs 500 crore worth property were seized during the raids.
The five companies in which Mukesh Mittal’s clerk Ajay Singh is director include, Lake View Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd, Sarvila Builders and Developers Pvt Ltd, Awasthi Real Estate Pvt Ltd, Mount Hills Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd and Shivalik Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd. Of these, Lal Chand is co-director in Mount Hills Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd, while Praveen Kumar is a Co-Director in Lake View Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd and Shivalik Services and Promoters Pvt Ltd.
Of the five companies, three including Lake View Services, Shivalik Services and Mount Hills Services have same registered address – SCO No. 128-129, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh and the other two Companies, Sarvila Builders and Developers and Awasthi Real Estate Pvt Ltd are shown registered at a residential address in Sector 20 and 22, respectively.
The documents accessed by Chandigarh Newsline further reveal that all these five companies had held their last Annual General Meeting on the same date – September 30, 2013. After that date, as per the Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ website, these companies neither held any AGM nor submitted their balance sheet.
The sixth company in which Barinder Singh is co-director with Akshay Mittal is Adarsh Urban Infra Pvt Ltd. Barinder Singh’s father Vijay Pal Singh aka Dimpy is the former Chandigarh Youth Congress head, who was held for cheating Punjab’s former DGP S S Virk in April last. When contacted, Barinder said, “I do not have any links with the company as it is already closed.”
Dimpy said, “Mukesh is a friend. This company was started for some project in Himachal Pradesh, which did not take off. Thus, we have already asked MCA to shut.”
Meanwhile, another company-Sharvila Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd- owned by Mittals are under scanner. The company has directors including Mukesh Mittal, his wife Alka Mittal and son Akshay Mittal and owns property worth crores in Barog in Himachal Pardesh.
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