The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached assets worth Rs 56 crores of suspended MHADA Deputy Collector Nitish Thakur in connection with a money laundering case against him.
"We have attached under PMLA properties and FDs worth Rs 56 crore in a money laundering case against Thakur," said an ED official. Last year, the agency had attached his assets worth Rs 53.57 crore.
The case against the senior state administrative service officer dates back to March 2012 when the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Thakur for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Thakur, during his service, has served in various capacities in some districts of the state besides being deputed at the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
When he was arrested, his assets were valued at a total of Rs 120 crore while his actual monthly income was Rs 28,000. Taking cognisance of the corruption case against him by ACB, the ED subsequently registered a money laundering case.