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Jal Jeewan Mission case: ED seizes gold bar, money over 2-cr, incriminating supplies from Rajasthan

New Delhi [India], September 4 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday stated it has seized unaccounted money of Rs 2.32 crore, 1 kg Gold bar value Rs 64 lakh and numerous incriminating supplies throughout searches at numerous areas in Rajasthan in reference to irregularities within the centre’s Jal Jeewan Mission scheme.

The seized incriminating supplies embody digital proof, exhausting disks and mobiles, stated an ED assertion, including “The seized documents reveal large-scale transactions done by individuals in connivance with the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) Officials in Rajasthan”.

The seizures have been made following ED search operations carried out on September 1 at numerous areas in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, Alwar, Neemrana, Behror and Shahpura underneath the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) within the case of Jal Jeewan Mission.

ED initiated an investigation on the premise of an FIR registered by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Rajasthan whereby Padamchand Jain (proprietor of Shree Shyam Tubewell Company), Mahesh Mittal (proprietor Shree Ganpati Tubewell Company) and others have been concerned in giving bribe to public servants with the intention to acquire unlawful safety, acquiring tenders, getting payments sanctioned and overlaying up irregularities in respect of labor executed by them in respect of assorted tenders acquired by them from PHED.

“The suspects were also involved in the purchase of stolen goods from Haryana for using the same in their tenders and contracts and had also submitted fake work completion letters from IRCON to get PHED contracts,” stated the company.

“During the search operations, unaccounted cash of Rs 2.32 Crore, 1 Kg Gold bar worth Rs 64 lakh and various incriminating documents including digital evidence, hard disks, mobiles etc. were seized which reveal large scale transactions done by these individuals in connivance with the PHED Officials.” (ANI)