New Delhi, Pretr. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it has attached assets worth Rs 144.4 crore of the then IMS director Devika Rani, other officials and drug suppliers in the Insurance Medical Scheme (IMS) scam in Telangana. A total of 131 properties were attached, including 97 plots, six villas, 18 shops, six agricultural land and four flats, in connection with the money laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate said. This action was taken in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bengaluru and Noida.

ED registers money laundering case

The money laundering case by the ED was registered by the Telangana Anti-Corruption Bureau after eight FIRs against IMS officials, drug suppliers and others. They are accused of violating the tender process and misappropriating government funds, causing a loss of over Rs 211 crore to the government. It is alleged that Devika Rani along with IMS Joint Director Dr. K Padma and other officers violated government norms.

IREO case: 11 locations in Delhi, Gurgaon raided, 14 lakh recovered

The ED has seized Indian and foreign currency and foreign investment papers worth Rs 14 lakh by raiding 11 locations in Delhi and Gurgaon in a money laundering case against real estate group IREO and others. This action was taken against Lalit Goyal, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of IREO and some people associated with him. The ED had arrested Goyal on November 16 in a case related to alleged embezzlement of Rs 2,600 crore from home buyers. The arrest in Chandigarh came after immigration officials arrested Goyal at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on November 11. Stopped when he was ‘trying to leave the country’. He is currently in ED custody till November 26.

Edited By: Tanisk