ED conducts raids in Uttarakhand, UP, seizes amount approx Rs 1.14 crores
15 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) raided various locations in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday in connection with a paper leak of examinations conducted by the Uttarakhand Subordinate Ser...
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) raided various locations in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday in connection with a paper leak of examinations conducted by the Uttarakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSSC), seizing cash and bank balances totaling approximately Rs 1.14 crore, according to an official release.
According to the release, the ED launched an investigation under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 based on a number of FIRs filed by Uttarakhand Police against various individuals in connection with a paper leak at the UKSSSC in Dehradun.
During the investigation, it was discovered that RMS Techno Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd, Lucknow is the printing press where papers for UKSSSC examinations were printed, and it played a significant role in the leak.
According to the release, the middlemen and employees of RMS Techno Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd sold the examination papers to a number of candidates for approximately Rs 10-15 Lakhs per paper.
“A huge amount of money was taken by the accused persons from potential candidates in lieu of leaking the papers to them,” added the release.
Further during the course of an investigation under PMLA, 2002, it is also revealed that the accused persons have made/earned properties worth crores of rupees in a short span of time.
The official statement said, “The purported action has resulted in the seizure/ freezing of cash as well as bank balances amounting to approx Rs 1.14 Crore along with various incriminating documents, property documents and corroborative evidence to prove the offence of Money Laundering u/s 3 of PMLA, 2002.”