Former Delhi Jal Board Official and Others’ Properties Attached in Money Laundering Case

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GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 3rd April. 
The Enforcement Directorate announced on Tuesday that they have attached various immovable and movable properties worth a total of 8.80 crore rupees. These properties belong to former Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Chief Engineer Jagdish Kumar Arora, his wife Alka Arora, and others involved in a money laundering case. Anil Kumar Aggarwal, the proprietor of Integral Screw Industries (sub-contractor) and NKG Infrastructure Limited (contractor of DJB), is among the property owners.

The Enforcement Directorate stated that these properties were attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, in the case involving Jagdish Kumar Arora and others. The immovable properties are located in Delhi.

The investigation by the Enforcement Directorate was initiated based on a First Information Report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The report outlined offenses related to corruption and bribery within the DJB.

The FIR alleged that Arora awarded a flow meter contract of DJB to NKG Infrastructure Ltd for an inflated cost of 38 crore rupees, despite the company not meeting the technical eligibility criteria.

Further investigation by the Enforcement Directorate revealed that NKG Infrastructure Ltd secured the bid by submitting forged documents. Arora was aware that the company did not meet the technical criteria for the tender.

NKG Infrastructure Ltd subcontracted the work to Integral Screws Ltd, owned by Anil Kumar Aggarwal. Out of the 24 crore rupees received by DJB, only 14 crore rupees were used for the contract work, while the rest was misappropriated for bribes, according to the Enforcement Directorate.

Jagdish Kumar Arora received a bribe of 3.19 crore rupees, of which he transferred 2 crore rupees to other DJB officials and the Aam Aadmi Party as an election fund.

The Enforcement Directorate had previously conducted search operations on July 24, 2023, and November 17, 2023, leading to the seizure of incriminating documents and evidence.

Arora and Anil Kumar Aggarwal were arrested on January 31 and are currently in judicial custody. The prosecution complaint against Jagdish Kumar Arora, Anil Kumar Aggarwal, and their associates was filed on March 28.

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