New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday said that they have attached assets belonging to son of retired Tamil Nadu IAS officer K Rajamanickam, wife of former IPS officer S Jaffar Sait and a real estate developer under anti-money laundering law in a case linked to alleged wrongful allotment of government plots in the state.
ED has attached assets worth Rs 14.23 Crore belonging to (i) Parvin Jaffar, wife of former intelligence department inspector general of Tamil Nadu Police S Jaffar Sait; (ii) R Durgashankar, son of Rajamanickam, Former Secretary to the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and (iii) T Udayakumar, proprietor of Landmark Construction, Chennai, the agency said in a release.
ED has attached assets worth Rs. 14.23 Crore belonging to (i) Parvin Jaffar w/o M. S. Jaffar Sait, (retd-IPS), (ii) R Durgashankar S/o Rajamanickam, Former Secretary to the then CM of Tamil Nadu and (iii) T Udayakumar, Prop. of M/s Landmark Construction, Chennai under PMLA, 2002.
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The money laundering case stems from an FIR lodged by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in 2011 against seven individuals, including the above-mentioned bureaucrats.
Apart from the two bureaucrats, their family members and the real estate businessman, the DVAC, had also booked K Murugaiya, executive engineer of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board and I Periyasamy, former TN minister for housing and urban development.
“Investigation revealed wrongful allotment of Government Discretionary Quota i.e. GDQ plots was done by I Periyasamy,” the ED said.
”A residential plot was allotted to Jaffar Sait under GDQ without being eligible for such allotment and Rajamanickam, who was secretary to the then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, got the adjacent plot allotted to his son R Durgashankar in violation of the norms of GDQ,” the ED said.
Parvin Jaffar and R Durgashankar entered into an agreement with Udayakumar (Land Mark Construction) for joint development of the combined land in order to maximize the fruits of crime, it said.
The ED alleged Udayakumar ”financed the said crime despite knowing well that the allottees were not the owners as on the day of joint development agreement”.
The said monetary consideration received from Udayakumar was used by Parvin Jaffar and R Durgashankar to pay the cost of illegally allotted plots by Tamil Nadu Housing Board, the fedreal agency said.
Parvin Jaffar, R Durgashankar and T Udayakumar generated huge amount of proceeds of crime by way of building a multi-floor apartment on the said allotted plots and realized the money by way of selling the flats to general public, the ED alleged.
Out of the total proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 14.86 Crore generated by three of them, movable and immovable properties worth Rs.14.23 Crore have been provisionally attached, the ED said.