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PMLA case: ED attaches Om Prakash Chautala’s Rs 3.68-crore assets

The ED said the CBI probe found that Chautala allegedly “acquired” assets of over Rs 6.09 crore between May, 1993 to May, 2006, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2019 02:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Om Prakash Chautala,Enforcement Directorate,CBI
The ED’s money laundering case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation FIR against Chautala, his sons Ajay Chautala and Abhay Chautala and others for possessing alleged disproportionate assets and they have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the latter agency.(HT Photo )

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has attached assets worth Rs 3.68 crore in Delhi, Panchkula and Sirsa of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in connection with a money laundering case against him and others.

It said a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been issued to attach these immovable properties. The ED’s money laundering case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation FIR against Chautala, his sons Ajay Chautala and Abhay Chautala and others for possessing alleged disproportionate assets and they have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the latter agency.

The ED said the CBI probe found that Chautala allegedly “acquired” assets of over Rs 6.09 crore between May, 1993 to May, 2006, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income. The agency said his elder son Ajay Chautala also faces the same charges of possessing disproportionate assets worth over Rs 27.74 crore and second son Abhay Chautala allegedly having similar assets to the tune of more than Rs 119 crore.

“The probe revealed that Chautala had acquired immovable properties at Delhi, Panchkula and also constructed a house at Sirsa out of this money,” the ED said.

First Published: Apr 16, 2019 02:04 IST