New Delhi, July.4(Udaipur Kiran): Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached five immovable properties of worth Rs. 1 crore approx. under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the case of irregularities in Gomti River Front Project. The attached properties include 1 plot of Roop Singh Yadav, 03 plots of Anil Yadav, and 01 residential Flat of S N Sharma all engineers engaged in the Project.
Investigation in this case was initiated on the basis of FIR registered by P.S. Gomti Nagar Police Station, Lucknow against eight engineers for technical, administrative and financial irregularities reported in the project. During investigations Searches were conducted wherein incriminating evidences relating to mode, amount and manner of payment of bribes to certain engineers, namely Roop Singh Yadav, Anil Yadav and S N Sharma were seized.
It is revealed that the bribe amounts were collected from contractors who had made the payments to these engineers by withdrawing the amounts from the bank accounts and subsequently paying the engineers in cash and also through banking transactions. Equivalent properties relating to bribe amounts received by Roop Singh Yadav, Anil Yadav and S. N. Sharma totaling approx. One Cr. have been attached under PMLA.
Investigation further reveals that accused engineers used financial profile of their wives’ to channelize, place, layer and project illegally earned money by misuse of voluntary Undisclosed Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 of the Government of India. Further investigation of the case is in progress to attach further properties involved in money laundering and prosecute the persons involved in money laundering.
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