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ED attaches fresh assets of former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Friday said it has attached assets worth Rs 1.94 crore of former in in connection with a case against him and others.

It said a provisional order under the Prevention of Act (PMLA) has been issued to attach a land and a farm house belonging to him.

The ED's case is based on an FIR filed by the against Om Prakash Chautala, his sons and and others for possessing alleged disproportionate assets. They have been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the CBI.

The value of the attached asset is Rs 1.94 crore, it said. Last month, the agency had attached Om Prakash Chautala's assets worth Rs 3.68 crore.

The ED said the CBI probe found that he allegedly acquired assets of over Rs 6.09 crore between May, 1993 to May, 2006, which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The agency had said his elder son also faces the same charges of possessing disproportionate assets worth over Rs 27.74 crore and second son allegedly having similar assets to the tune of more than Rs 119 crore.

"PMLA probe revealed that had acquired immovable properties at New and and also constructed a residential house at Sirsa in out of the money received from undisclosed sources," the ED had said in a statement.

It said, "Investigation also revealed that he was directly involved in acquisition and projecting various tainted properties as his untainted properties".

"He had also disclosed properties so acquired in the affidavit filed before the returning in the Assembly polls in 2005 and 2009, thereby, projecting publicly the tainted properties as untainted," the statement said.

The ED, in 2013, had similarly attached Om Prakash Chautala's assets worth Rs 46.96 lakh and subsequently filed a charge sheet against him in July last year.

The total attachment in this case stands at over Rs 6 crore, the ED said.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:46 IST