24 properties, FD of 15 crores… ED’s interrogation of IAS officer in Kovid scam case

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Covid-19 Scam: IAS officer Sanjeev Jaiswal appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Friday (June 30). He was called for questioning by the ED in the money laundering case related to the alleged Kovid Field Hospital scam during the Corona epidemic. The ED had conducted a search operation at Sanjeev Jaiswal’s house on June 21, in which information about huge assets was received from him.

According to an India Today report, during the searches, the ED found information about 24 properties owned by IAS Sanjeev Jaiswal and his wife worth Rs 34 crore. Along with this, an FD of Rs 15 crore was also found. The ED has also received a suspicious FD of Rs 5 crore, which was made by Sanjeev Kaushal’s family members during the Corona epidemic in the year 2020.

Interrogation lasted more than 8 hours

Sanjeev Jaiswal was called by the ED for questioning. Had reached ED’s office in South Mumbai on Friday. ED interrogated Jaiswal for about 8 hours. He reached the ED office at around 11.30 am and was seen leaving the office late.

Speaking to reporters outside the ED office, he said, “I have come here today for questioning. Earlier I could not come as I was unwell and did not have BMC files with me. Whatever the ED asked, I answered everything.” And assured them that my full cooperation is with the ED.”

IAS told- property received in gift

India Today quoted ED as saying that Sanjeev Jaiswal told the probe agency that his father-in-law had gifted properties worth Rs 34 crore to him and his wife. Jaiswal’s father-in-law is a retired bureaucrat. Jaiswal also told that the FD was also gifted to his wife by his father-in-law.

On June 21, the probe agency raided 15 locations linked to some people, including IAS officer Sanjeev Jaiswal. A 1996 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Jaiswal is currently the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. He was the Additional Municipal Commissioner in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) when the alleged Covid-19 jumbo center scam took place.

The ED recovered jewelery worth Rs 2.4 crore, Rs 68 lakh in cash and documents related to the property during the raids. During the search, ED officials found documents of various properties in the name of Jaiswal’s family members.

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