In connection with a PMLA case involving “Lingaraj Jena and Others” from Odisha, the ED has attached assets with a total value of 1.88 crore rupees.
Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached movable and immovable assets worth Rs. 1.88 crore belonging to the accused, ‘Lingaraj Jena and others,’ in connection with a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case registered by the Vigilance Directorate, Odisha.
The ED had initiated an investigation under the PMLA on the basis of a FIR registered by Vigilance P.S., Bhubaneswar against Lingaraj Jena, the former Safei Mohareer, posted in the office of Additional Sub-Collector (Settlement), Jagganathpuri, for offences committed under Section 13(2) read with Section 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988.
Following that, a charge sheet was filed against Lingaraj Jena before the Court of Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar. The charge sheet reveals that Lingaraj Jena illegally enriched himself and his family members during the relevant period by acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, totaling Rs. 1.88 Crore.
The ED investigation under the PMLA also revealed that Lingaraj Jena obtained monetary proceeds from criminal activities, concealed them, and invested them in the acquisition of various assets. Further investigation in the case is being conducted.