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ED attaches ex-RBSE financial service officer's assets

New Delhi

05-December-2019

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached Rs 2.79 crore properties of the former financial advisor of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) and others in a money laundering case for embezzlement of government funds.

The attached properties belonged to ex-RBSE financial advisor Narendra Tanwar, Ajay Jaidka and others and included two Rs 58.7 lakh flats in Delhi, two Rs 8.16 lakh insurance policies, Rs 1.65 crore lying in bank accounts and Rs. 47.8 lakh cash, the ED said on Thursday.

The ED has registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) on the basis of the two cases filed by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB), Ajmer.

IN the first FIR, the ACB alleged that Tanwar had misused his official position and amassed Rs 6.79 crore assets, disproportionate to his known sources of income. In the second case, the ACB booked Tanwar and Ajay Jaidka, an employee of Pyriamid IT Consulting based in Noida (UP), and others for embezzlement of RBSE funds.

The ACB filed a charge-sheet before the Special Judge, Ajmer. It also filed second charge-sheet against Tanwar and Jaidka for offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC.

The ED said during the investigation it was revealed that Tanwar embezzled Rs 12.13 crore RBSE funds by transferring it through RTGS/NEFT or issuing cheques/DD's in the name of many entities/individuals, including his family members or relatives/known persons/entities, from the four RBSE bank accounts.

"He used funds from the RBSE bank accounts to purchase of immovable properties in his name, in the name of his wife and brothers by directly paying sellers through demand drafts, prepared from cheques issued from the RBSE bank accounts," it said.

According to the ED, Tanwar also used the proceeds of crime to invest in movable and immovable properties in his own name or in the name of his wife/son/brothers.

The ED has earlier attached Rs 2.31 crore lying in the multiple bank accounts of Tanwar and his family members and Rs 2.1 crore five immovable properties.

The ED has filed charge-sheet against Tanwar and nine other accused, including his wife, four brothers and other family members. The ED has Rs 7.20 crore attached properties till date in the case.IANS