The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached property worth Rs 1,94,52,347 belonging to Om Prakash Chautala, former Haryana Chief Minister in a corruption case.
The property has been attached under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
“The case was initiated on the basis of an FIR registered by CBI against Om Prakash Chautala and others for acquisition of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. CBI has filed a charge sheet against Om Prakash Chautala, Abhay Chautala and Ajay Chautala under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988,” an ED statement said.
Investigations conducted by CBI revealed that Om Prakash Chautala had acquired assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of Rs 6,09,79,026 during the check period from May 24, 1993 to May 31, 2006. Investigations also revealed that Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala had also acquired assets disproportionate to their known sources of income to the tune of Rs 1,19,69,82,619 and Rs 27,74,74,260 respectively.
During the course of investigations under PMLA, it was revealed that Om Prakash Chautala had acquired immovable properties at New Delhi, Panchkula and also constructed a residential house at Sirsa (Haryana) during the check period from the money received from undisclosed sources. It was also revealed that Om Prakash Chautala was directly involved in acquisition and projecting various tainted properties as his untainted properties. He had disclosed properties so acquired in the affidavit filed before the returning officer in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Election 2005 and 2009, thereby, projecting publicly the tainted properties as untainted, the ED said.
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