Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 27
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday mentioned it had filed a prosecution complain in a particular PMLA court docket in Patna towards Brajesh Thakur, the convict within the Muzaffarpur shelter house sexual assault case, and his members of the family in reference to fees of cash laundering.
In its prosecution criticism (equal to a cost sheet), officers mentioned, the ED had made a prayer earlier than a Special Judge (PMLA), Patna, for awarding punishment to Thakur for committing an offence of cash laundering and confiscation of the hooked up property price Rs 8.three crore within the type of movable and immovable properties in his title and within the title of his members of the family and others.
Thakur is at the moment serving a life sentence after a Delhi court docket in February, 2020 sentenced him to ‘rigorous imprisonment till the remainder of his life’ and imposed a positive of Rs 32.20 lakh on him within the shelter house case.
The case got here to mild on May 26, 2018 after Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) submitted a report back to the Bihar Government highlighting the alleged sexual abuse of women on the shelter house in Muzaffarpur.
The ED took up the investigation beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following two FIRs – first by Mahila Police Station, Muzaffarpur, and one other by the CBI – towards Brajesh Thakur and others beneath varied sections of the IPC.
The ED’s case pertained to misappropriation funds and grant-in-aid obtained from the state authorities and different companies within the title of NGO Sewa Sankalp Ewam Vikas Samiti and its sister NGOs.
The ED in its criticism, charged Thakur, his members of the family and others of diverting/siphoning off the funds/grant-in-aid obtained for the welfare of lady kids and others and used them for his private achieve by buying enormous movable and immovable properties in his title and within the title of his members of the family.
Accordingly, two provisional attachment orders had been issued as per which properties price Rs 7.three crore had been provisionally hooked up and confirmed, whereas one other provisional attachment order was issued for an quantity of Rs 1.47 crore.