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Over 1 lakh directors of shell companies identified for disqualification

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New Delhi: Over 1,06,578 directors of shell companies have been identified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Tuesday for disqualification.

The ministry is further analysing the data of these companies available with the Registrar of Companies to identify the directors and the significant beneficial interests behind these companies.

The money laundering activities performed under the aegis of these companies are also under the scanner.

“The professionals, chartered accountants, company secretaries, cost accountants associated with such defaulting companies and involved in illegal activities have been identified in certain cases and the action by professional institutes such as ICAI, ICSI and ICoAI is also being monitored,” according to sources.

Minister of State for Corporate Affairs PP Chaudhary said that all the concerned agencies are handling this issue on priority.

“The present government has vowed to fight Black Money and fighting the menace of Shell Companies is an imperative element of such fight. The fight against black money shall be incomplete without breaking the network of shell companies. My officers have assured me that by the end of this month, we would be ready with the relevant details of all defaulting directors of these shell companies,” he added.

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