ED attached the properties of the former Haryana CM OP Chautala in Sirsa, Panchkula
CHANDIGARH: The (DE) attached on Wednesday some properties belonging to the former Haryana CM, OP Chautala in his country house in the Teja Khera village of the Sirsa district and a palatial house located in the exclusive area of --- Mansa Devi Complex (MDC). All properties provisionally attached by the ED on Wednesday were registered in the name of OP Chautala.
The ED has attached the properties in relation to an ongoing case filed against OP Chautala and his children, Ajay Chautala and Abhay Chautala under the prevention of money laundering act (PMLA).
According to sources, an ED team accompanied by (CRPF) troops arrived at the Teja Khera country house of the Chautala family in the Sirsa district on Wednesday morning. CRPF staff had cordoned off the entire area when the ED team was examining the records and documents on the farm. Later in the afternoon, the ED placed a notice outside the farm house announcing the seizure of properties belonging to OP Chautala.
In a similar development, an ED team also attached a 2-Kanal House (number 6P) located in the exclusive Panchkula Sector-4 in the MDC area.
The ED has attached the properties in subsection (4) of section 8 of the PMLA. With this, these properties cannot be sold, transferred by lease or by donation of the Chautala family to any third party. The properties have been attached under the signatures of Deepak Kumar Chunbouk, deputy director (DE) of the agency's zonal office in Chandigarh.
Previously, the agency had attached several other properties of the Chautala family in Delhi and Haryana.
The DE had registered a case against Chautala and other members of his family on the basis of a CBI FIR according to which Chautalas had accumulated a great wealth of 1993-2006 disproportionate to his known sources of income. Investigations have revealed that senior Chautala had acquired real estate in New Delhi, Panchkula and Sirsa during that period with money allegedly received from unknown sources.