The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet in the Patna District Judge's court identifying illegally acquired movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.60 crore of four people, including former commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation, IAS K Senthil. ED will now take action to confiscate all these identified properties.
charge sheet filed
Apart from Senthil, the accused against whom the charge sheet has been filed include Baijnath Das, the then Additional Commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation, Senthil's brother K Ayyappan and Vimal Kumar. K Senthil Kumar is currently the Secretary of the Health Department. ED registered case number 19/12 on December 6, 2012 and found in its investigation that the accused had illegally acquired movable and immovable property worth Rs.
case of disproportionate assets
The matter came to the notice of the ED when the surveillance filed a charge sheet against Baijnath Das in case number 54/10 on July 21, 2010 for possessing disproportionate assets of Rs 8 crore 76 lakh 81 thousand 110. On 6 December 2012, the ED started investigation by filing a complaint against the accused after the involvement of the accused in the investigation was exposed.
Accused of creating assets in a corrupt manner as DM and Corporation Commissioner
The ED said that during the investigation under PMLA, it has been found that K Senthil Kumar acquired huge assets through corrupt means since his tenure as the District Magistrate of Munger and the Commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation. He invested in firms like M/s Sudha Super Market and M/s Chennai Cafe in Patna and laundered his illicit assets through the Indira Memorial Family Trust in Tamil Nadu. The firm M/s Sudha Super Market and M/s Chennai Cafe in Patna, although his younger brother K. Ayyappan, but was actually run by K Senthil Kumar.
Big government contracts awarded to Vimal Kumar
The ED has said in the chargesheet that it has found evidence of heavy payments made in these firms by a person named contractor Vimal Kumar. Senthil of Vimal Kumar was well acquainted with Kumar and he used to invest his money with Vimal Kumar. For this, big government contracts were given to Vimal Kumar. Senthil Kumar formed a trust in the name of family members to whitewash his illegal assets. His family members have also manipulated their ITR to hide illegal IAS income. Further investigation is on in this matter.