NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached seven immovable assets of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari as part of a money laundering investigation against him and his family.
The Directorate of Enforcement has provisionally attached seven immovable properties worth Rs. 1.48 Crore (registry value) in the case against Mukhtar Ansari (Ex-MLA). The value of the attached properties at the time of registration, as per circle rate was Rs. 3.42 Crore.
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The properties, provisionally attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), are worth Rs 1.48 crore (registry value) while their circle rate at the time of registration was Rs 3.42 crore, the federal agency said in a statement.
Ansari, a five-time former MLA, is currently lodged in a jail at Banda in Uttar Pradesh. The 59-year-old was questioned by the ED in this case last year.
The agency in August had also raided the official residence of his elder brother and BSP MP Afzal Ansari in Delhi and some locations in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Source: Press Trust of India