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  • 2018 (9) TMI 1150

    Order passed u/s 37(A)(3) of FEMA, 1999 - Competent Authority (CA) has confirmed the seizure of mutual funds as equivalent to US 16,00,000 held outside India by the appellant - whether as per Section 37(A)(4) proviso, the seizure can be set aside which was confirmed by the impugned order dated 18.05.2018? - Appellate Tribunal s power - Held that - CA or Adjudicating Authority has the power to deal with this seizure order only, and not review its ....... + More

  • 2018 (9) TMI 933

    Charge under Regulations 8, 9 & 13 of the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) Regulations, 2000 and Regulations 3(1) and 3(2) of Foreign Exchange Management (Manner of Receipt and Payment) Regulations, 2000 read with Section 42 of FEMA, 1999 - Bill of Lading (B/L) relevancy - Held that - Two sets of documents available for the same shipment under the same B/L nos. While the appellants have claimed one to be genuine, the....... + More

  • 2018 (9) TMI 932

    Contravention of the provisions of the FERA Act - accepting interest free security deposit of 65 lacs from the branch office of M/s DNV located in Mumbai, as the Regional Manager of M/s DNV had taken up the flat bearing no. No.24 on 20th floor, Kanchanjunga Mumbai for 36 months which belonged to Appellant s brother and sister-in-law and who had signed a Power of Attorney dated 21.05.1987 in favor of Appellant - Held that - It appears from the rea....... + More

  • 2018 (9) TMI 669

    Jurisdiction under FEMA v/s FERA - appeal lies to the Special Director (Appeals) or Deputy Director - appellant stated that as the appeal was filed under FERA before FEMA came into existence, the appeal should be heard by the Tribunal as under FERA there was no such provision for appeals going to the Special Director (Appeals) - Held that - As decided in the case of Premier Limited vs. Union of India 2006 (7) TMI 326 - HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY .in Se....... + More

  • 2018 (9) TMI 193

    Penalty u/s 50 of erstwhile FERA, 1973 for violation of the provisions - non service of the show cause notice upon the appellant prior to 1st June, 2002 under FEMA, 1999 - Held that - The Adjudicating Officer was obliged to examine the steps taken by the respondent before concluding that the appellant did not comply with the obligation of producing exchange control copies. He ought to have appreciated that a show cause notice or letter of enquiry....... + More

  • 2018 (9) TMI 192

    Guilty of contravention of Section 16(1) of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 - failure to realize amount receivable by them from M/s. Erman Electro Echnik (M/s. EEE) during the period 1990-91? - Held that - Dy. Director, Enforcement Directorate failed to appreciate that such statement ought not to be relied upon, unless there is independent corroboration of certain material aspect of the said statement, through independent sources is pre....... + More

  • 2018 (8) TMI 1693

    Tribunal wholly misdirected itself in failing to follow the settled law in relation to the imposition of penalty by ignoring the settled principle - Held that - At the hearing of these Notices of Motion, both sides agree that the order of the Tribunal impugned in these appeals suffers from non-consideration of crucial and vital materials. The matter would have to be decided in accordance with law and particularly in the light of what has been obs....... + More

  • 2018 (8) TMI 365

    Adjustment of penalty from the frozen amount and FDR - review petition - Held that - At no point of time, did the Enforcement Directorate either seize them or confiscate them so that they could be forfeited to the Central Government. The adjudicating authority has released these amounts from being frozen, by not confiscating them. - This money belongs to the appellant/his son, and while directions for freezing was only a temporary measure, the ad....... + More

  • 2018 (7) TMI 1224

    Allegation against the appellant Jaswinder Singh as contravened Sections 9 (1) (d) of FERA - payments of ₹ 2.85 Crore to persons in India on behalf of persons residing outside India - Held that - In any event, the case of the department is improbable on the face of it as the allegation of the department that the appellant indulged in hawala business is falsified from the fact that the said diary allegedly contains the details of the payment....... + More

  • 2018 (7) TMI 447

    Arguable case - Deposit 10% of the penalty amount imposed by the Adjudicating Authority alongwith reliable guarantee for balance 90% for the purposes of entertaining Appellant s appeals on merits - Held that - In the facts of this case after having come to conclusion that the Appellants have an arguable case, the deposit of 10% of the penalty amount in each of the Appeals would meet the ends of justice. This further requirement of furnishing reli....... + More

  • 2018 (7) TMI 446

    Validity of show cause notice - Held that - It appears from the provisions of the Act of 1999 that, the authorities can invoke the provisions of Section 16 for contravention of Section 13 of the Act of 1999, independent of exercise of powers under Section 37 of such Act. Apparently, the authorities have invoked Section 16 for the alleged contravention of Section 13 of the Act of 1999. At this stage, it would be premature for the writ Court to arr....... + More

  • 2018 (6) TMI 1492

    Powers of investigation in relation to the contraventions of the FEMA - Power to compound contravention - Power of Reserve Bank to compound contravention - Held that - we are in agreement with the petitioner that if the Enforcement Directorate is of the view that the compounding proceedings relate to a serious contravention suspected of money laundering as in this case, then, this court is not prevented from seeking appropriate clarifications fro....... + More

  • 2018 (6) TMI 1491

    Offence under FEMA - Person deemed to be guilty of contravention alleged against AEL. - Sh. Rajesh S. Adani resposibility for the conduct of business of AEL - Held that - Letters and conduct goes to show that Sh. Rajesh S. Adani is covered u/s 42 of FEMA, 1999 being responsible for day to day affairs business activities of AEL as Managing Director. All the aforesaid actions of Sh. Rajesh S. Adani justified the findings in the impugned order there....... + More

  • 2018 (6) TMI 677

    Contravention of the RBI instructions - remittance for the one share of Mr. Leonid Beyzer had not come in as a foreign direct investment nor had it been made as a debit from his NRE/FCNR account maintained with an authorised dealer/authorised bank - Held that - The appellants are not disputing the charge but have stated that Mr. Leonid Beyzer had transferred the above remittances from his personal account to the account of the company i.e. M/s. T....... + More

  • 2018 (6) TMI 389

    Validity of proceedings - non-recording of reasons and its non-communication - whether the adjudicating Authority is bound to record his reasons for formation of an opinion under sub-Rule 3 of Rule 4 of the Foreign Exchange Management (Adjudication Proceedings and Appeal) Rules, 2000 in writing and also communicate the same to the noticee if required by the noticee before proceeding with an enquiry? - Held that - The adjudicating Authority is not....... + More

  • 2018 (5) TMI 1531

    Violation of Section 3(a), FEMA - Penalty - Burden of Proof - Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 - amount received in foreign currency from unknown persons and same was spent when in India - Held that - It is settled legal principle that onus of proof, in both civil and criminal law, is on the person who wishes to prove a particular fact - There is no statutory provision in FEMA imposing reverse evidentiary burden upon an accused person, as....... + More

  • 2018 (5) TMI 1530

    Identity of the offender - appeal filed mainly on the ground that ED had booked a case against them on a wrong presumption and was a case of mistaken identity - Held that - it is clear that ED has not been able to prove that the appellant and Shri Farooque Memon, who seems to be the offender, are one and the same person. This is strengthened by the order of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Ahmedabad in the bail application. - All e....... + More

  • 2018 (5) TMI 730

    Proof of goods purchased by remitting the foreign exchange brought into India - offence under FEMA - Held that - The two consignments have been auctioned by the Customs/CWC as the appellant failed to clear the goods within the bond period and the authorities have recovered the customs duty and other charges payable on the two consignments. In these circumstances, it cannot be said that the appellant has failed to prove that the goods purchased by....... + More

  • 2018 (5) TMI 729

    Offence under FERA - Whether appellant had any knowledge or role in distribution of foreign exchange? - Held that - There is no allegation in the Show Cause Notice or the Adjudicating Order that Appellant either made any payment of any such foreign e....... + More

  • 2018 (4) TMI 1342

    Seizure of bank account due of the suspicion that foreign exchange was suspected to be held outside India in contravention of Section 4 of the FEMA, 1999 - Liberalise Remittance Scheme (LRS Scheme) - Exercise of powers conferred upon him in terms of the provisions of Section 37A(1) of FEMA, 1999 - Held that - The main error in the impugned order is that RBI scheme has not been discussed at all. The impugned order is totally silent about the schem....... + More

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