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Badshah Malik, the kingpin of red sandalwood smuggling, has been charged by the ED.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) of 2002 against Badshah Majid Malik and three others. On February 15, the charge sheet was submitted, and on February 18, the court took notice of the case. Based on a prosecution charge submitted by DRI in the case pertaining to the seizure of red sanders worth Rs 3.16 crores in 2015, the ED launched a money-laundering probe against Badshah Majid Malik and others. Badshah Majid Malik was the head of the syndicate engaged in the importation of red sanders, according to DRI’s subsequent investigations. In a red sandalwood smuggling case in Mumbai, the ED is conducting searches, and kingpin Badshah Malik is being questioned.

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