New Delhi: Hitting the headlines with his induction in the BJP after being sacked from the BSP, former Minister of Family Welfare Babu Singh Kuswhwaha is likely to get booked under Prevention of Money Laundering Act for embezzlement of funds in National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

After facing the CBI probe following FIR in NRHM scam, Kushwaha will now have to face the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is planning to a file case against him. The ED has sought a copy of an FIR filed by CBI in this case.

Any action taken by the ED might pose serious trouble for Kushwaha. On one hand if anti-graft laws have provisions of taking stringent action against the guilty found swindling government funds, the Money Laundering Act , on the other hand, grants permission to the ED to seize the property in which blackmoney has been invested. Besides, the accused can get a term of seven years.

It needs to be mentioned that the ED has initiated its probe under money laundering act in 2G spectrum case, Commonwealth Games scam. It has also seized Rs 130 crores property owned by former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda.

JPN/Bureau