Black Money Involving Church Priest: Case Handed Over To Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax Department

Black Money Involving Church Priest: Case Handed Over To Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax DepartmentFather Antony Madasserry. (Pic via official website of Jalandhar Diocese)

In the aftermath of the Punjab police busting a nexus between a Jalandhar-based priest and a hawala racket, in which Rs 9.66 crore cash was seized, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax (IT) department are now seized of the matter, reports Hindustan Times.

Six persons, including the priest, Father Anthony, an alleged aide of rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, were arrested in connection with the recovery.

Khanna senior superintendent of police, Dhruv Dahiya, said the probe will further be carried out by the ED and the I-T department. The six accused were caught while travelling from Jalandhar to Ambala. The cars, money and other important items recovered during the arrest have been handed over to the ED and the I-T department.

A whopping Rs 9.66 crore in cash without any documents justifying such a huge sum have raised a lot of questions.