The ED had attached the properties in July 2019, including Gateway Towers and Gurugram’s Business Bay after company directors Atul and Sonal Bansal, who are a couple, were declared proclaimed offenders.

The investors and allottees of two projects linked to the Manesar land scam accused company Aditya Buildwell (ABW) Infrastructure have approached to have their properties detached at the special CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) court in Panchkula.

These properties were seized by the ED as part of a Chandigarh money laundering investigation that was connected to a Central Bureau of Investigation case from September 2015 in which politicians and builders were accused of engaging in a Rs 1,500 crore land acquisition scam. The private developers allegedly conspired with some Haryana officials to purchase 400 acres in Gurugram villages for a low price.

The special ED court summoned five more suspects in January. Special judge Sudhir Parmar scheduled the next hearing on the petitions of Business Bay Allottees Welfare Association and Gateway Tower Allottees Welfare Association for February 28 while requesting that the ED submit its response. Dr. Deipa Singh, who is the representative of these two associations of the allottees, claimed that the investors or allottees were primarily senior citizens who had put their entire lifetime’s worth of savings into ABW’s projects.

The properties were attached by the ED in July 2019 after company directors Atul and Sonal Bansal, who are a couple, were declared proclaimed offenders. The attached projects included Gateway Towers and Gurugram’s Business Bay. While Sonal Bansal was taken into custody in Mumbai during the final week of January, Atul Bansal remains untraced.

People had also invested in Dove Infrastructure, Seriatim Land & Housing, and other ABW group companies. More than 35 people have been charged in the case, including bureaucrats, politicians, and builders who made millions of rupees by carving out residential, commercial, and institutional colonies from Manesar village land.

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