ED notice to Farookh for FEMA violation

Farookh

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a notice to realtor B M Farookh in a case of FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) violation.

Farookh, who unsuccessfully contested for the Rajya Sabha seat on a JD(S) ticket, has been asked to appear before the ED officials on Tuesday.

Sources said that the notice had been issued to Farookh for FEMA violations in funds invested in real estate. He has been asked to produce his passport, Aadhaar, details of assets and balance sheets of his firms. 

With declared assets of Rs 770 crore, Farookh was the richest candidate to contest Rajya Sabha polls from the state in 2016 and in March 2018. Farookh is the younger brother of B A Mohiuddin Bava, a Congress MLA from Mangaluru north. Besides real estate business, Farookh has investments in renewable energy sector.

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