In March, a special PMLA court in Ranchi convicted Anosh Ekka, his brother, wife, and other four people of money laundering in the amount of Rs 20.31 crore and sentenced them to seven years in prison. Ekka was equally sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a para-teacher in Simdega.
Prior to the sentence, the Enforcement Directorate commenced an investigation following accusations against Anosh Ekka and the others. The team discovered immovable and movable assets worth Rs 20.3 crore attached to money laundering and then attached them under PMLA. Relative to this, the Central Bureau of Investigation registered an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and PC Act. At this time, the CBI found properties owned by Ekka and his relatives in Ranchi and Delhi.