Ex-secy Tamil Nadu CM’s son, wife of ex-IPS officer involved in illegal allotment of government plots, ED alleges


New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate said on Wednesday that they have attached property belonging to the son of retired Tamil Nadu IAS officer K Rajamanickam, wife of ex-IPS officer S Jaffar Sait and real estate developer under the Act against the money laundering in a case related to alleged illegal allotment of government plots in the state.

ED has attached assets worth Rs 14.23 crore belonging to (i) Parvin Jaffar, wife of former Inspector General of Tamil Nadu Police Intelligence Department S Jaffar Sait; (ii) R Durgashankar, son of Rajamanickam, former secretary to the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and (iii) T Udayakumar, owner of Landmark Construction, Chennai, the agency said in a statement.

The money laundering case stems from an FIR filed by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in 2011 against seven people, including the aforementioned bureaucrats.

Apart from the two bureaucrats, their relatives and the real estate developer, the DVAC, had also hired K Murugaiya, executive engineer of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board and I Periyasamy, former TN minister for housing and urban development.

“Investigation revealed wrong allocation of government’s discretionary quota, i.e. GDQ plots were made by I Periyasamy,” the ED said.

“A residential plot was allotted to Jaffar Sait under GDQ without being eligible for that allotment and Rajamanickam, who was secretary to the then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, got the adjoining plot allotted to his son R Durgashankar in violation of GDQ rules”. said the ED.

Parvin Jaffar and R Durgashankar signed an agreement with Udayakumar (Land Mark Construction) for joint development of the combined land in order to
maximize the fruits of crime, he said.

The ED alleged that Udayakumar “financed the said offense knowing full well that the allottees were not the owners as on the day of the joint development agreement”.

The said monetary consideration received from Udayakumar was used by Parvin
Jaffar and R Durgashankar will pay the cost of the plots illegally allotted by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, the federal agency said.

Parvin Jaffar, R Durgashankar and T Udayakumar generated a huge amount of
proceeds of crime through the construction of a multi-storey apartment on the aforementioned assigned lots
and realized the money by selling the flats to the general public, the ED alleged.

Out of the total proceeds of crime worth Rs 14.86 crore generated by three of them, movable and immovable property worth Rs 14.23 crore have been provisionally attached, the ED said.

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