The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested the chief plotter and mastermind of Chinese shell companies, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs said in a statement on September 11.
The man, identified as a Dorste was arrested from Gaya while he was trying to escape India through the land route.
Dorte has “clearly emerged as the mastermind” of the whole racket, the ministry said. The arrest was made on Saturday.
“After the simultaneous search and seizure operations conducted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 8th Sept. 2022, on the offices of Jillian Consultants India Private Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jilian Hong Kong Ltd., at Gurgaon, Fininty Pvt Ltd at Bangalore and Husys Consulting Ltd, an erstwhile listed company at Hyderabad, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested Mr Dortse yesterday,” it said.
Dortse and one Chinese national are the two directors of Jilian Consultants India Private Limited.
Based on inputs and the investigations carried out, it was gathered that Dortse had fled from Delhi-NCR to a remote place in the state of Bihar and was attempting to escape India through the road route, the statement said.“Immediately, a special team was constituted in SFIO which was deputed to the remote place. On the evening of 10th Sept. 2022, SFIO had arrested Dortse, who was later produced in the Jurisdictional Court and Orders for his transit remand were obtained.”