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Retired TN DGP’s wife, ex-CM Secy’s son raided by ED: Rs. 14.23 crores assets attached

Chennai: The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) today said, it has attached assets worth Rs.14.23 crore belonging to retired DGP’s
wife, former Chief Minister Secretary’s son and the Proprietor of a construction company on wrongful allotment of plots under the
Government ‘s Discretionary Quota (GDQ) during the erstwhile DMK regime.
In a statement posted on its website, the ED said it has attached the properties of Parvin Jaffar, wife of M.S. Jaffar Sait, (retd-IPS officer),
R Durgashankar son of Rajamanickam, Former Secretary to the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and T. Udayakumar, Proprietor of  M/s Landmark Construction, Chennai.
The ED initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of FIR registered by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) against seven individuals namely M S Jaffar Sait, Former IG Police (Intelligence wing), Tamil Nadu Police, Parvin, a private person, K Murugaiya, Executive Engineer, Tamil Nadu Housing Board,
Chennai, K Rajamanickam, IAS (Retd), the then Secretary to Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Durgashankar, son of Rajamanickam, I. Periyasamy, Former Minister for Housing, and T Udayakumar, a private person having firm Land Mark Construction.
Investigation by ED revealed that wrongful allotment of GDQ plots was done by the then Minister Periyasamy,
A residential plot was allotted to Jaffar Sait under GDQ without being eligible for such allotment. Rajamanickam, who was then Secretary
to the then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi got the adjacent plot allotted to his son Durgashankar in violation of the GDQ norms.
ED said Parvin Jaffar and Durgashankar entered into an agreement with Udayakumar of Land Mark Construction for joint development of the combined land in order to maximize the fruits of crime.
Udaykumar financed the said crime despite knowing well that the allottees were not the owners as on the day of Joint Development Agreement. The said monetary consideration received from Udayakumar was used by Parvin Jaffar and Durgashankar to pay the cost of illegally allotted plots by Tamil Nadu Housing Board.
Parvin Jaffar, Durgashankar and Udayakumar generated huge amounts of proceeds of crime by way of building a multi-floor apartment on the said allotted plots and realized the money by way of selling the flats to general public.
Out of the total proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 14.86 crore generated by three of them, movable and immovable properties worth Rs.14.23 crore have been provisionally attached.
Further investigation into the matter is under progress. (UNI)

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