ED raids 18 bureaucrats in nine states

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted raids on the premises of 18 bureaucrats across nine states in connection with their involvement in alleged violation of the government’s demonetisation scheme, money laundering and other cases, an official said.

EEnforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh
Enforcement Directorate Director Karnal Singh

The agency took the step under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

“We have conducted raids on 18 bureaucrats in Delhi, Goa, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai.

“These bureaucrats are involved in different cases related to money laundering, violation of demonetisation and helping shell companies,” an Enforcement Directorate official said.