After CBI, ED gets custody of IAS K Rajesh

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:00 am

After CBI, ED gets custody of IAS K Rajesh

Afortnight after the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet in the corruption case against Gujarat cadre IAS officer Kankipati Rajesh, now another agency investigating financial fraud has stepped in to probe the matter.Sources said on Friday that the Enforcement Directorate had stepped into the case. The ED had sought custody of the 2011-batch officer from a local court in Ahmedabad. The court on August 5 granted the ED’s request and gave them custody of Rajesh on transfer warrant.Meanwhile, sources at the Sabarmati Central Jail, where K Rajesh has been in judicial custody since July 18, as an undertrial, also said that his custody had been handed over to officials of the ED’s Ahmedabad Zonal Office on Friday.After filing a case against Rajesh, then serving as Joint Secretary in the GAD, and Mohammed Rafiq Memon of Jeans Corner, a resident of Surat, under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act back in May, the IAS officer was arrested on July 12. He was later suspended from government service.On July 18, after one round of remand of the IAS officer, when the CBI had sought 10 days more, the court had refused and sent him in judicial custody. Subsequently, the CBI had filed a chargesheet on July 18.The chargesheet had stated that “on K Rajesh’s instance, Memon and other unknown private persons demanded bribes related to granting of arms licences and allotment of government land and regularisation of encroached government land in the name of ineligible beneficiaries”.

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