The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in connection with a money laundering case.
The court has posted the matter for consideration on May 16. Chautala, 84, is being probed by CBI and ED for disproportionate assets worth Rs 6.09 crore.
The ED in its charge sheet said that Chautala’s modus operandi was to launder the disproportionate assets “by depositing illegal cash in his and his family member’s bank accounts.” This was done to avoid the back trail of money and to merge this illegal cash with genuine income and to show it as untainted money”. The laundered money was used to purchase properties, to carry out construction.
The ED further said that many letters and summons were issued to Chautala to clarify his stand and prove his legal source of income, but Chautala never appeared in ED’s office.
The ED in its charge sheet further said, that they suspect there are more properties involved in money laundering and there are many people who have not yet joined investigation
Chautala who is currently serving a jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam, also moved an application through is counsel Harsh Sharma, Vaibhavi Sharma and Rohit Gaur to wear a fresh turban in jail.
The former Haryana minister also moved an application seeking to get a new turban for himself in prison as the existing one was “soiled. His counsel, Vaibhavi Sharma explained , “whenever someone in custody, whatever they are suppose to take inside the jail premises it has to be authorized by the court.”
Apr 26, 2021 11:30 IST