The Enforcement Directorate has taken this action in connection with the ongoing money laundering case against Dadan Singh Pehalwan and his family.
ED action: 68 lakh assets seized of former Bihar minister and Bahubali Dadan Singh Pehalwan
ED has attached assets worth Rs 68 lakh of former Bihar minister Dadan Singh Pehalwan. This includes land and vehicles. Dadan Singh has a criminal history in UP and Bihar.
He had been a minister in Rabri Devi’s government. After that, he joined JDU.
The ED has taken this action under a provisional order issued under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. The seized property includes seven plots and an equal number of luxury vehicles.
In the statement issued by the ED, it has been said that Dadan Singh is a leader and former member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He has had a criminal record in Bihar and UP since 2004.
JDU fired last year
The wrestler was fired by JD(U) last year on charges of anti-party activities. Wrestler-turned-politician Dadan Singh was elected MLA from the Dumrao assembly seat in the Buxar district of Bihar.
When Rabri Devi was the CM of the state, he was also a minister in her government.
The ED alleges that the former MLA bought various immovable properties with the money received from the crimes and deposited the money in the names of his relatives in the banks.
He had told that he had earned this money from business and company earnings, while there was no confirmation of him running any business or company.
The ED filed a money laundering case after Bihar and Uttar Pradesh police registered five cases against Dadan Singh.
According to the ED, Dadan Singh has been a habitual offender and has committed several offences like illegal arms, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, fraudulent property grab.
Dadan Singh’s wife Usha Devi and son Kartar Singh Yadav are also co-accused in the money laundering case.