PMLA case: Belongings of ex-IAS officer connected

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 28

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached assets worth over Rs 27 crore of Chhattisgarh-based former IAS officer Babulal Agrawal, the probe agency said on Saturday.

Noting that the ED is probing Agrawal, his family members and others, a senior agency official said, “The attached assets include plant and machinery, balances in bank accounts and immovable properties of Babulal Agarwal and his family members.” The total value of the attached properties is Rs 27.86 crore.

Agrawal, a 1988-batch IAS officer, was arrested by the agency from his residence in Raipur on November 9. He is in judicial custody till December 5.

Agrawal has served as a principal secretary in the Chhattisgarh government and arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also in the past on charges of corruption.

When the ED arrested him earlier this month, it said the action was taken against Agrawal for “laundering the proceeds generated out of criminal offences through shell companies and integrating the same in the business of his family members”.

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