Madhya Pradesh: Terminated IAS couple’s properties to be attached

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 00:06 IST

The enforcement directorate (ED) on Friday issued a provisional order to attach the properties of terminated IAS couple, Arvind and Tinu Joshi, who allegedly amassed assets worth crores unlawfully, officials said.

The properties to be attached include 110 acre of land and residential flat worth Rs 10 crore, said an official at the directorate.

The ED had registered a case of money laundering against the IAS couple in January, 2014 and is carrying out investigations, they said.

The suspended couple, now on the run, own 40 separate parcels of lands in Bhopal, Raisen, Umaria, Balaghat and Sehore. A residential flat measuring 610 square feet in Patel Nagar, Bhopal has also been attached by the ED.

The officials said most of these properties were in the name of Joshi's sisters Abha and Vibha, a company called Ethos Exports, and Simant Kohli and his brother Harsh.

The Kohli brothers are sons of SP Kohli, who allegedly assisted the couple to launder their money.

Most of these properties had been bought between 2003 and 2006, the officials said.

Both Arvind and Tinu are 1979 batch IAS officers of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

They were suspended in February, 2010, following an Income Tax search on their residence in Bhopal.

Arvind was due to retire next month and his wife in October.

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