After the arrest of a real estate businessman and Chota Skaeel aide Ajay Ramesh Nawander, 48, CBI has now tightedned its noose around the people whom he was in close contact. Out of these Siddharth Ladhe and one Deepak Kapoor have been named have now featured on the CBI radar.
Kapoor who currently is in Dubai and has gone incognito, Suddharth Ladhe is next in line who could possibly be arrested in the 35000 crore money laundering scam.
According to the CBI sources Ladhe who is also the nephew of Nawander has been actively involved in the frauds committed by his uncle and mainly looks after his betting business too. Kapoor on the other hand have been suspected of taking care of Nawander’s hawala trade through Dubai and Bangaldesh channels. Since Nawanders arrest Kapoor has been residing in Dubai and has been handling the business from there.
Siddharth Ladhe who is the youngest trust member of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthan trust have been on the CBI radar even before Nawander was apprehended. After his arrest it is Ladhe who has been looking after his bunisess in Mumbai.
Investigations into the 35000 crore scam has led the agencies to not only money laundering racket but also into an international gold smuggling route which in turn ends up in terror funding and drug trade. CBI is now trying to ascertain if Nawander was a part of a larger racket and his participation in terror funding and drug trade.
Nawandar alias Ajay Jadiya calls himself a “social worker”. He claims to have helped many poor families during the pandemic in 2020. His ‘rags to riches’ story has puzzled many in the social and political circles. He has risen from being a small angadiya (courier) to a multi-billionaire in three decades. As per police records, Nawandar started three clubs for card players in late 1990s. He started developing good relations with influential people. Soon, he established a rapport with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Board (TTDB) in Telangana, and had reportedly arranged for a special darshan for former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at the Tirupati temple in 2013.