ED arrests former Indian Welfare Council member, son in property case


NEW DELHI: The Directorate of Enforcement has arrested Mahesh Chand Sharma, a former member of the Indian Nursing Council (INC), and his son in connection with a disproportionate asset case in which 12.62 billion yen real estate has so far been seized became.

Mr. Sharma and his son Mohit are residents of Jaipur, Rajasthan. “The action was taken in the case registered under the Money Laundering Prevention Act. On Friday, the defendants were brought before a special court in Jaipur, which granted the agency ten-day custody, ”an ED official said.

The investigation is based on an FIR and indictment filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (Jaipur) against Mr Sharma, his wife Meena Devi, their sons Mohit and Ankit, and others.

Mr. Sharma had worked in the Health and Medical Department of the Rajasthan Government as a Nursing Instructor (Nursing Grade-2) at the College of Nursing at SMS Medical College. He was also a member of the Delhi-based INC.

“He and his partner were captured by the ACB officials for accepting a 5 lakh bribe from a nursing institute to add his name to the INC website. The defendant had amassed a total of 10.60 billion yen in illegal income, 372% more than the amount he earned from his known / legal source of income, “the officer said.

The ED previously searched the homes of the defendant and his associate, Kishan Lal Saini.

“The searches resulted in the seizure of property documents relating to a number of properties, benami Real estate and high quality financial transactions. The investigation so far has identified additional assets valued at 4 crore and accordingly Mr Sharma’s total illegal income from criminal activities is ₹ 14.6 crore, ”the official said.


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