ED files chargesheet against former UP Minister

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed its first chargesheet against former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati on Thursday even as it attached 60 assets and over 50 bank accounts of his and his family members worth over Rs 55 crore, officials said.

The central agency is probing the former legislator, who held the mining portfolio in the Samajwadi Party government led by Akhilesh Yadav, on money laundering charges in a case linked to alleged possession of disproportionate assets.

“A total of 57 bank accounts with a total balance of ₹ 3.5 crore and 60 immovable properties worth ₹ 33.45 crore have been provisionally attached. The total market value of such properties as on date is over ₹ 55 crore,” the Lucknow zonal office of the ED said.