ED arrests ex-Rajasthan health official and son for money laundering

New Delhi(DL): The Enforcement Directorate on Sat. stated it’s detained a previous Rajasthan(RJ) health dept. officer & his own son in connection with a money-laundering probe over them related to a complaint of claimed ownership of disproportionate assets.

It stated Mahesh Chanda Sharma, who performed within the Health & Medical Dept. of the Rajasthan(RJ) govt as a nursing tutor (nursing grade- 2) & has been published within the SMS medical college, & his own son Mohit Sharma have been detained under sections of the Prevention of Amount Laundering Act (PMLA) on Fri. in state capital Jaipur.

They have been produced before a regional court on Fri. that sent them to 10 days in ED custody, the agency stated in an announcement.

Mahesh Chand Sharma has been also a member of the Indian Nursing Council (INC) in Delhi(DL).

“The charged are under custodial interrogation to unearth the illegal assets amassed by Mahesh Chand Sharma utilizing corrupt practises awhile functioning as a people servant,” the ED stated.

The agency has slapped offender charges within the Prevention of Amount Laundering Act (PMLA) over Mahesh Chand Sharma & remaining on the basis of an FIR & a charge sheet registered over them by this state anti-corruption bureau (ACB).

Sharma, with an associate, has been captured by this Jaipur ACB some time back awhile taking a bribe of INR five lakh from a nursing institute in place of involving its name (that has been removed previously) on the site of the Indian Nursing Council, the ED stated.

“The ACB inquiry well-established that the charged had amassed an illicit number of INR 10.six cr that has been 372 percent over his own well-known (or) legal source of income,” the ED claimed.

The ED, throughout an inquiry, had raided Mahesh Chand Sharma’s residential building in RAG hospital (3) in Mansarovar, Jaipur & also the building of his own associate Kishan Lal Saini in Naina Vihar in Jaipur’s Sanganer region, it stated.

“These searches resulted within the recovery of a huge no. of criminalizing documents involving property documents linked to multiple plots, Benami properties & high-value fiscal transactions and so on,” the federal probe agency stated.

The agency, in the last, has attached assets of over INR 12 cr of Mahesh Chand Sharma freezing his own agricultural lands in Jaipur, Tonk & Karauli dists of Rajasthan(RJ), & 31 plots & homes in different places within the state capital.

Inquiry disclosed that Sharma has “accumulated massive amount by resorting to corrupt practises & misusing his own officer position,” the ED had stated.

“This amount has been utilized for the buy of agricultural land, residential flats & plots in his own name, within the name of his own spouse & son, firm & trust called Safe Infracon Pvt Ltd, Saket Nursing College & RAG trust after layering & integrating the illicit amount within the official fiscal system to project it as untainted,” it’d stated previously.