ED attaches Rs 14.48 crore property of Yadav Singh

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New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached property worth Rs 14.48 crore of former government engineer Yadav Singh as part of its probe in a corruption case against him, an official said on Wednesday.

“We attached assets worth Rs 14.48 crore of Yadav Singh in a disproportionate assets case. The attachment made under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Total attachments worth Rs 20.38 crore have been made in this case till date,” the ED official said.

Singh was engineer-in-chief of the Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority in Uttar Pradesh.

Raids conducted by the Income Tax Department in November 2014 revealed that Singh owned huge property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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He was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government in February 2015 and one-member judicial commission to probe into the multi-crore case set up by the state government.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three FIRs against Singh, with the mosy recent one filed on January 17, for allegedly misused his official position for awarding contracts in violation of norms.

The two previous cases were lodged against Singh and others in July 2015 after the Allahabad High Court directed the CBI to probe the case stating that the allegations were most serious and the probe was complex.

The ED is probing money laundering charges against Singh who was arrested in February 2016 and has been chargesheeted in two cases. Singh is presently lodged in judicial custody at Dasna jail in Ghaziabad.

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Singh’s son Sunny and daughters Garima and Karuna are also accused in the CBI FIR. Singh’s family is alleged of utilising his illegal money to form a company.

–IANS

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