Breaking: ED has provisionally attached the immovable assets worth Rs. 1.46 Crore under PMLA, 2002

ED has provisionally attached the immovable assets worth Rs. 1.46 Crore of Santosh Kumar Dubey & others under PMLA, 2002 in a Disproportionate Assets Case. The assets are in the form of 3 residential flats and 3 commercial spaces in Delhi and Ranchi.

Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached the immovable properties worth Rs. 1,46,25,400/- belonging the Santosh Kumar Dubey & Others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in a Disproportionate Assets case . The details of the attached immovable properties are as follows:

I. 01 Residential Plot in Ashok Nagar, Ranchi worth Rs. 30,00,000/-.

II. 03 Commercial Shops and 01 Residential Flat in Defence Colony, New Delhi worth Rs. 72,40,000/-.

III. 01 Residential Flat in Green View Heights, Ranchi worth Rs. 43,85,400./-

ED initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of FIR dated 10/07/2013, registered by CBI, ACB, Patna against Santosh Kumar Dubey, then Senior Commandant, RPF DIG & Others under the section of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. In the FIR, it Is alleged that total joint income, without deducting the expenses, during the period from year 1998 to 2013, of Santosh Kumar Dubey and his wife Priya Dubey, both public servant, from salary and other known sources are Rs. 1,57,27,000/-. Whereas, the value of the properties acquired by them comes around Rs.2.65 Crore, which is much higher in comparison to their income from all the lawful sources. He had been found in possession of disproportionate assets to the extent of Rs. 1.48 Crore, which was acquired through corrupt and illegal means.

Investigation under PMLA, 2002, revealed that Santosh Kumar Dubey has acquired various immovable properties to the tune of Rs 1.46 Crore, in his name; and in the name of his wife Priya Dubey and his father Late Shankar Dayal Dubey mostly by taking accommodation entries to hide the earnings by way of illegal means.

Further investigation is in progress.