Bhopal: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday provisionally attached the property of suspended IAS couple, Arvind and Tinu Joshi, who had allegedly amassed assets worth crores unlawfully.

Cash worth Rs 3.16 crore and insurance policies worth Rs 3 crore were seized from their residence during a raid conducted by the Income Tax Department  in February.

The zonal office of ED in Ahmedabad had issued an order to attach the property of the disgraced IAS couple on Saturday.
ED has been facing problems in seizing their property due to lack of challan issued by the Lokayukta. Final attachment of property can be done only after the Challan is issued.

The ED attached the property provisionally in order to stop the couple from disposing some of the property.

The ED had registered a case of money laundering against the IAS couple of 1979 batch in January this year and is carrying out investigations based on the documents provided by Income Tax Department and the office of Lokayukta.

New facts continued to stumble out of the closet as the investigations went on.

ED had summoned the couple for questioning in March, but couple failed to appear.

(JPN/Bureau)