The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has written to the Karnataka Lokayukta seeking details of a corruption case against a senior IAS official in the state in order to initiate investigations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against him.
The ED sought the details based on reports of seizure of cash and jewellery from a flat linked to senior IAS official Kapil Mohan, and emerging details of money laundering through a maze of shell companies linked to his family.
On August 5, the Karnataka CID and I-T sleuths had raided an empty flat in Bengaluru leading to the recovery of Rs 4.37 crore cash and 2.5 kg of gold and diamonds. Later, a search through the Registrar of Companies records by The Indian Express had shown Ahaan Mohan, Kapil Mohan’s son, as a former director in the company, PSK Finance, in whose name the flat was registered.
Some of the documents seized in the flat were found linked to Kapil Mohan, a principal secretary in the Karnataka Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports. The Bengaluru police are separately probing the IAS officer in connection with the child pornography videos found at his flat.