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ED attaches Rs 8 crore assets of Kerala ex-IAS officer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday said it has attached properties worth over Rs 8 crore of a former IAS of under the anti-law in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case.

The central probe agency said it has issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Act (PMLA) against T O and has attached 13 immovable properties, four vehicles and cash worth Rs 23 lakh. The total value of the properties attached is Rs 8.80 crore, the agency said in a statement.

The (ED) filed a criminal PMLA case against based on a 2014 disproportionate assets case registered by (VACB).

The was subsequently suspended by the and a charge sheet was filed against him by the vigilance bureau last year in January.

The ED said Sooraj, while working as a government servant, "illegally acquired movable and immovable properties disproportionate to his known source of income during the period between January 1, 2004 to November 19, 2014".

had joined the service as a and was later selected in the revenue service as He was awarded the (IAS) in 1994.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 16:10 IST