ED attaches Chautala flat,launches probe

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached a residential property of former Haryana chief minister O P Chautala

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2013 12:40 am

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached a residential property of former Haryana chief minister O P Chautala under the criminal provisions of money laundering laws.

This is the first attachment order by the agency against the five-time chief minister,who was recently convicted in a teachers recruitment scam. The ED is now preparing to attach assets acquired by him “illegally and beyond his known source of income” with an estimated value of over Rs 6 crore.

The attachment order was issued for a flat in Gurgaon. According to ED,the house is in the “exclusive” name of Chautala with a total value of Rs 46,96,000.

The agency is probing the politician and his associates under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act after it registered a case based on a CBI chargesheet.

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