Home Dehradun ED attaches property worth several crores of retired IAS Ram Vilas Yadav

ED attaches property worth several crores of retired IAS Ram Vilas Yadav

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By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 6 Jul: Uttarakhand wing of Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken a major action against former IAS Ram Vilas Yadav, accused of corruption. Assets stated to be of worth of more than Rs 20 crores of Yadav and his family have been attached on charges of money laundering. ED has taken this action in Lucknow and Dehradun.
It may be known that on the complaint of Lucknow-based social activist, Hemant Mishra, the Uttarakhand government had ordered Vigilance Inquiry against Yadav who was then on verge of his retirement. It may be further pertinent to point out that most of the service period of Yadav as an IAS officer has been spent in Uttar Pradesh but later he got his cadre changed to Uttarakhand. Last year, the Vigilance team raided several locations of IAS (now retiredRam Vilas Yadav in Lucknow. Investigations revealed that Yadav‘s income from known sources between 2013 and 2016 was Rs 78 lakh, whereas he had spent Rs 21.40 crore during this period. With this several properties were purchased by him in Lucknow and Dehradun. When the Vigilance asked  Yadav to reveal the source of this additional income, he failed to give satisfactory response. He was later arrested after nearly nine hours of questioning on 23 June last year just a week before he was set to retire. The Vigilance Department in the chargesheet had declared Yadav‘s wealth to be 2626 percent higher than his income from known sources.
The ED had also started investigation in this matter recently. On 19 May this year, he was formally arrested from Suddowala Jail by the ED. On 23 May, Yadav was taken into custody by the ED for four days. During this interrogation was done in Lucknow and Dehradun. ED inspected all the properties on the spot. ED has issued a press release informing about attachment of properties of Ram Vilas Yadav.
According to the EDYadav had bought four plots of land and a flat in the name of family members with the money he had earned illegally. Apart from this, he also owned luxurious bungalows located in Purnia, Aliganj, Lucknow and one School located on Gudamba Kursi Road. This money has also been used in the construction of buildings of Ramkaran Dada Memorial Trust in Ghazipur. Movable assets included FDs in the family’s name in various banks. Whereas, the fixed assets included also the ancestral village land belonging to him.
According to the ED, more properties of Yadav can be attached in near future. Interestingly Yadav had also bought six plots in Dehradun. He was an officer of the Uttar Pradesh Administrative Service. After being promoted as IAS, he also served as Vice Chairman of Lucknow Development Authority. He was also Additional Secretary of Social Welfare Department in Uttarakhand for several years.
The complaint of corruption against former IAS Ram Vilas Yadav was made by social activist Hemant Mishra, who had also made available the record of his illegal assets to the Vigilance team. On knowing about this, former IAS Ram Vilas had filed eight cases against Hemant Mishra in a single day using his influence accusing Mishra of extortion and threatening. The cases were found to be fake during the course of investigation. At the same time, a conspiracy was also hatched to send the complainant to jail using influence. the complaint of Lucknow-based social activist Hemant Mishra, the Uttarakhand government had ordered Vigilance Inquiry against Yadav who was then on verge of his retirement. It may be further be pertinent to point out that most of the service period of Yadav as an IAS officer has been spent in Uttar Pradesh but later he got his cadre changed to Uttarakhand. Last year, the Vigilance team raided several locations of IAS (now retiredRam Vilas Yadav in Lucknow. Investigations revealed that Yadav‘s income from known sources between 2013 and 2016 was Rs 78 lakh, whereas he had spent Rs 21.40 crores during this period. With this several properties were purchased by him in Lucknow and Dehradun. When the Vigilance asked for Yadav to reveal the source of this additional income, he failed to give satisfactory response. He was later arrested after nearly nine hours of questioning on 23 June last year just a week before he was set to retire. The Vigilance Department in the chargesheet had declared Yadav‘s wealth to be 2626 percent higher than his income from known sources.
The ED had also started investigation in this matter recently. On 19 May this year, he was formally arrested from Suddowala Jail by the ED. On 23 May, Yadav was taken into custody by the ED for four days. During this interrogation was done in Lucknow and Dehradun. ED inspected all the properties on the spot. ED has issued a press release informing about attachment of properties of Ram Vilas Yadav.
According to the EDYadav had bought four plots of land and a flat in the name of family members with the money he had earned illegally. Apart from this, he also owned luxurious bungalows located in Purnia, Aliganj, Lucknow and one School located on Gudamba Kursi Road. This money has also been used in the construction of buildings of Ramkaran Dada Memorial Trust in Ghazipur. Movable assets included FDs in the family’s name in various banks. Whereas, the fixed assets included also the ancestral village land belonging to him.
According to the ED, more properties of Yadav can be attached in near future. Interestingly Yadav had also bought six plots in Dehradun. He was an officer of the Uttar Pradesh Administrative Service. After being promoted as IAS, he also served as Vice Chairman of Lucknow Development Authority. He was also Additional Secretary of Social Welfare Department in Uttarakhand for several years.
The complaint of corruption against former IAS Ram Vilas Yadav was made by social activist Hemant Mishra, who had also made available the record of his illegal assets to the Vigilance team. On knowing about this, former IAS Ram Vilas had filed eight cases against Hemant Mishra in a single day using his influence accusing Mishra of extortion and threatening. The cases were found to be fake during the course of investigation. At the same time, a conspiracy was also hatched to send the complainant to jail using influence.