PATNA: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday attached movable and immovable property worth at least Rs 2.51 crore of Bihar cadre IAS officer K Senthil Kumar located in Patna and Chennai for involvement in money laundering.
Kumar is a 1996 batch IAS officer belonging from Tamil Nadu. He is presently posted as director of employment and training with the state labour department.
This is second big action of ED after it had attached movable and immovable property worth Rs 1.8 crore of senior IAS officer of 1991 batch, Pradeep Kumar on February 20. Kumar was earlier posted as Patna DM and presently posted as commissioner of Santhal pargana in Jharkhand.
ED in a press release said that Senthil’s flat worth Rs 8.26 lakh in Patna was attached. “The flat is located in Jaishree Apartment in Nageshwar Colony at Boring Road,” ED sources said.
According to the press release, other attached property includes seven different bank accounts deposited with Rs 7.13 lakh with different banks in Patna.
Land and building worth Rs 1.97 crore of K Indira Memorial Educational Trust, run by family members of the IAS officer, was also attached.
Other attached properties include 35 plots of land at Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu worth around Rs 37.84 lakh.
ED sources said that state government’s vigilance investigation bureau had lodged an FIR against Senthil in year 2011 for causing huge loss to exchequer after which ED had taken up suo-motu investigation in year 2012.