IAS Officers’s corruption case : ED attaches assets worth Rs 1.49 crore of 2 ex-MP IAS officers in corruption case

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CBI and CVC along with ED are tracking many IAS/IPS Officers as well as the officers of allied services all over india as per a report publishes earlier in a section of newspaper/govt.site that is ETgovernment.com in the year 2020. In jharkhand as well IAS officer who is still behind the bar Pradeep kumar ex secretary’s properties was Attached  in the year 2018 in a money laundering case.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached 32 immovable properties worth Rs 1.49 crores in the form of agricultural lands and plots in a case registered against IAS officers of Madhya Pradesh Cadre Arvind Joshi and Tinoo Joshi.

“ED had initiated its investigation on the basis of FIR and chargesheet filed by the Lokayukta, Bhopal against Arvind Joshi, Tinoo Joshi, and others for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of more than Rs 41 Crore,” read the official statement.

According to the financial investigation agency, Arvind Joshi and Tinoo Joshi used the ill-gotten money to acquire a large number of movable and immovable assets in the names of their family members and close associates.

“Such money, mostly received in the form of cash, has been utilized either directly or has been routed through multiple layers of bank accounts opened in the name of family members, their close associates, and various firms,” officials said.

Thirty-two such immovable properties, which are now attached by the ED, have been purchased in the name of HM Joshi, Nirmala Joshi, Abha Ghani, Harsh Kohli, Sahil Kohli, and Ethos Exports Pvt Ltd.

The agency, before the latest attachment of Rs 1.49 crore of assets, had earlier seized properties worth Rs 7.12 crore. The former IAS officers were dismissed from service in 2014 for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to their known source of income.

CBI battle ready to prosecute top 15 IAS officers for corruption

Report of ETgovernment.com

About 15 top IAS officers have landed in the eye of the storm, as the countries premium investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation is awaiting prosecution clearance against these officers in cases of corruption, where prima facie their involvement is evident.

According to the latest Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) data, the permission for prosecution of the accused has been sought from various government departments in 58 cases.

Other than top IAS officers, the investigation agency has also sought clearance to prosecute another 140 government officials in various other corruption cases.

Government records meanwhile, show that till November 30 last year, nine prosecution requests were pending with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, eight with the Corporation Bank, six with the Uttar Pradesh government, four each with the Bank of Baroda and the Punjab National Bank, and three with the Defence Ministry.

At present two cases each are pending with the Railway Ministry and the governments in Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.

In the CVC list, among the persons against whom the CBI has sought prosecution sanctions include parliamentarians, Saugata Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, and former MP Suvendu Adhikari, currently the Transport Minister in the West Bengal government.

The request for permission to prosecute former Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Naseem Ahmad is also pending.

In 13 cases involving 27 officials of the Defence Ministry, Corporation Bank, New India Assurance, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the Commission agreed with the departments or organisations that sanction for prosecution was not necessary.

-Agency

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