ED attaches properties worth Rs 79 lakh of Abhishek Tripathi, Income Tax officer in disproportionate assets case:

Pramesh S Jain

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached three immovable properties and bank balance worth Rs 79.70 lakh belonging to Abhishek Tripathi booked by Anti Corruption Bureau of Central Bureau of Investigation under Disproportionate asset case in 2016.

The attachment procedure was carried under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002,an official release said.

The attached property belonged to Abhishek Tripathi,Income Tax Officer and members of his family situated at Lakhimpur Kheri and Lucknow district in Uttar Pradesh.

Investigation revealed that Abhishek Tripathi, during the period from 29.12.2008 to 28.04.2016, has misused his official position to enter into a number of suspicious transactions and acquired huge movable and immovable properties in his name and in the name of members of his family which are disproportionate to his known sources of Income.

Accordingly, we have identified assets to the tune of Rs 79.70 lakhs in the form of movable and immovable properties have been provisionally attached under PMLA says Enforcement Directorate official release.