Special PMLA Court in Ahmedabad takes cognizance of prosecution complaint against IAS officer Kankipati Rajesh now in judicial custody

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Ahmedabad: Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has filed Prosecution Complaint against Kankipati Rajesh, IAS and Md. Rafiq Memon before the Special PMLA Court, Ahmedabad
on 4 October 2022 and the Court has taken cognizance of the Prosecution Complaint
on the same day.

ED had initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of FIR registered by
CBI, EO-III, New Delhi against Kankipati Rajesh, a 2011 batch IAS officer borne on the Gujarat Cadre, and others under various sections of IPC, Section 43 read with Section 66 of IT Act, 2000 and section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Investigation by ED revealed that K Rajesh used to demand and accept illegal
gratifications from the general public in lieu of discharging his official duties. In this way,
he generated proceeds of crime and further utilized part of the proceeds of crime in the
acquisition of immovable properties.

During the course of the investigation, K. Rajesh, IAS, was arrested by ED on
6 August 2022 under the provisions of PMLA.
By the order of Special Court PMLA,
Ahmedabad, Kankipati Rajesh was in the remand of ED till 12 August 2022. Presently, he is
in judicial custody. ED has also attached assets worth Rs. 1.55 Crore in the form of two
immovable properties situated at Surat, bank balance and fixed deposits of accused in
the case on 3 October 2022 under the provisions of PMLA, 2002.

Further investigation is in progress in this case.

Experience details of K Rajesh

District Dev Officer
Under Secretary
SuratCadre (AIS)Development Admn / Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn05/05/2016 – Till-Date
District Dev Officer
Under Secretary
Cadre (AIS)District Admn / Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn23/02/2015 – 05/05/2016
Assistant Collector
Junior Scale
SuratCadre (AIS)Sub Divisional Admn / Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn05/09/2013 – 23/02/2015
Supernumerary Assistant Collector
Junior Scale
JunagadhCadre (AIS)Sub Divisional Admn / Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn16/07/2012 – 05/09/2013
On Training
Junior Scale
LBSNAA MussoorieCadre (AIS)/ N.Applicable/N.Available29/08/2011 – 16/07/2012

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