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ED attaches Chautala's properties worth `3.8 cr

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has attached four properties worth Rs 3.68 crore of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in connection with a money laundering case.

The federal agency said that the immovable properties are located in Delhi, Panchkula, and Sirsa in Haryana and that a provisional order for attaching them has been issued under the Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA).

"Chautala had acquired immovable properties at New Delhi, Panchkula and also constructed a residential house at Sirsa in Haryana out of the money received from undisclosed sources," the ED said in a statement. The ED also charged Chautala was directly involved in acquiring these properties and projected them as untainted assets while submitting affidavits for Haryana assembly polls in 2005 and 2009. The ED's money laundering case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation FIR registered in a disproportionate assets case against Chautala and his sons Abhay and Ajay.

The CBI had revealed that the trio had amassed a total of over Rs 206 crore worth of assets apart from theirs known sources of income.

With this provisional order of attachment, ED has till date attached assets worth Rs 4.15 crore of Chautala in the case. They had filed a chargesheet in the case in July last year.

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