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The ED has sought remand to investigate the assets of former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati. The ED’s plea will be heard on February 10.
- Gayatri sent to jail in judicial custody of ED
Former cabinet minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who has been in jail for a long time in a gang rape case, has also been taken into judicial custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in another case. Gayatri’s 10-day police custody remand has been sought. The court has fixed February 10 as the date of hearing the petition seeking remand for Gayatri filed by ED.
On January 22, the special court of ED summoned the production warrant Gayatri from jail through this case. Gayatri was produced before the special court from jail in compliance with this order on Monday. Special Judge of ED Dinesh Kumar Sharma III passed the order to take Gayatri in judicial custody on Monday.
Vigilance also lodged a case of disproportionate assets against Gayatri
On October 26, 2020, Vigilance filed a disproportionate assets case against Gayatri, according to ED Special Counsel Kuldeep Srivastava. On January 14, 2021, the ED also started an investigation on this basis. A preliminary inquiry by the ED has revealed that Gayatri, a mining minister, has earned more assets than her income. At present, two crore 98 lakh 28 thousand 511 rupees more assets have been detected.
According to the ED, Gayatri is not cooperating in the investigation, while Gayatri owns several firms. In which several crores of rupees have been invested. Their boy Anil Prajapati is the director of these companies. Many of their properties have been reported to be in Amethi, Lonavala and Goa. It is necessary to interrogate Gayatri in this context. Therefore, Gayatri’s police custody remand should be granted for 10 days.