The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets valued at Rs 79.70 lakh of income-tax official Abhishek Tripathi and his family on charges of money laundering, an official said.
“Order has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach three properties valued at Rs 79.70 of Tripathi located at Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh,” said the official in a statement.
The law enforcement agency had initiated the money laundering investigation against Tripathi on a charge-sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Bengaluru in 2016 for acquiring assets disproportionate to his income.
“Investigation revealed that Tripathi misused his official position to make suspicious transactions and acquired assets in his name from December 29, 2008 to April 4, 2016,” said the statement.
The latest attachment order comes nearly a week after the ED on February 27 attached assets valued at Rs 84.40 crore of Bengaluru-based Kanva business group director N. Nanjundaiah and his family in another money laundering case for allegedly duping about 13,000 depositors.