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Ashish Singhal, the CEO of CoinSwitch Kuber gives his views on the probe done by ED on his company

CoinSwitch Kuber’s CEO comments on the recent probe that ED conducted on the company and clarifies that the inquiry was under the PLMA act

  • Report that CoinSwitch Kuber is under scrutiny for Money Laundering
  • Five premises of the company raided
  • CEO Ashish Singhal clarifies about the inquiry being done by ED
  • ED on a spree freezing multiple assets of various players related to crypto

 

Report that CoinSwitch Kuber is under scrutiny for Money Laundering

Recently, we had reported that CoinSwitch Kuber was under probe by Enforcement Directorate in relation to money laundering. It was reported that ED was considering CoinSwitch Kuber to be one of the main participants that provided quick loan applications by providing loans with high interest rates.

As a process of the probe, it was also reported that 5 premises related to CoinSwitch Kuber were raided by ED. It was also reported that ED went behind at least 10 cryptocurrency exchanges and lending platforms over their alleged involvement in money laundering.

But, as the reports got stronger, the CEO of CoinSwitch Kuber came forward and told that the report that’s being circulated in the market is false. Let’s see what the CEO have to say.

CEO Ashish Singhal Clarifies about the inquiry done by ED

CEO Singhal clears reports about ED probe

Credits: India Narrative

Singhal acknowledged that the ED – Bengaluru has been engaged with the company but not for the reasons mentioned in the report. He stated that the inquiry is not done in regards to money laundering under PLMA act, but was in respect to the operations and functions of cryptocurrency platforms. He also added that the company, including him are full cooperating with ED and have been transparent from the word go.

Singhal also pointed out that, in many countries, cryptocurrency is still in a nascent stage and not yet clearly classified. As is the case with India, he added. We are still conceptualizing crypto under various brackets such as commodity, currency and security. Hence, it can be concluded that its still work in progress.

ED on a spree of freezing accounts

In response to its “predatory lending practises,” ED recently frozen bank assets worth Rs 370 crore owned by cryptocurrency lending platform Vauld.

The ED searched Yellow Tune Technologies Pvt Ltd’s numerous Bengaluru locations and froze the assets of the Flipvolt cryptocurrency exchange, which operates the Darshan Bathija-led Vauld.

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