TagMoney Laundering

Grounds of Arrest: Navigating Section 19 of the PMLA

[Esha Rathi is a final year B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at Jindal Global Law School] Section 19 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA) empowers authorized officials of the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) to arrest persons based on the material in their possession, providing a reasonable basis to suspect that an individual has committed an offence punishable under the law. It...

‘Enabling’ Provisions of PMLA: Casting a Net Too Wide?

[Bhamini Tanwani and Vanshika Manglani are fourth-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) students at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] The High Court of Delhi (‘the Court’) in case of PayPal Payments Private Limited v. Financial Intelligence Unit Indiaheld that payment platform PayPal is included in the definition of ‘payment system operator’ under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002...

Invoking India’s Money Laundering Regime for Environmental Crimes: Impact on Businesses

[Rajat Jariwal is a partner and Saniya Mirani is an associate at Trilegal] The recent verdicts of the National Green Tribunal (“NGT”), a special tribunal in India dealing only with environmental issues, have brought to fore the money laundering aspect of environmental crimes. India’s principal anti-money laundering statute, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (“PMLA”) was amended in 2013...

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