This book is a comprehensive manual on the law on Prevention of Money-laundering. Besides giving commentary on the provisions of the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002, it gives an account of other legislations such as the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and the Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018, and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988, that touch upon the aspect of prevention of money-laundering. A separate chapter also elaborates Reserve Bank of India’s Know Your Customer Master Direction.
This work is an essential reference on the subject for judges, lawyers, law students, law enforcement agencies, and establishments which are responsible for taking preventive measures to combat money-laundering.
Dr M C Mehanathan, a Doctor of laws, is an alumnus of Scott Christian College, Nagercoil; Government College of Law, Thiruvananthapuram; Law Academy's Centre for Advanced Legal Studies, Thiruvananthapuram; and Postgraduate Department of Law, Nagpur University. Having started his career as an advocate in the year 1978, he joined the Government of India in 1982 through the Civil Services Examination, 1980. During his career in the Government of India, which lasted up to October 2013, for about eight years, he held the position of Dy. Legal Adviser/Legal Adviser of the Narcotics Control Bureau. After his service as Legal advisor, Dr Mehanathan, superannuated from the Government of India as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Other books authored by Dr Mehanathan are 'Law of Control on Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in India' (2014, LexisNexis) and 'International Legal Control on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances'.