ED raids the premises of former minister Mahesh Joshi
ED raids the premises of former minister Mahesh Joshi

Jal Jeevan Mission Case: In its investigation into suspected money laundering connected to irregularities in the “Jal Jeevan Mission,” the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday searched 6 locations associated with former Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi and a few others. ED raids are going on in many areas including Jaipur and Banswara.

The ED team had already conducted 25 raids in Rajasthan about the Jal Jeevan Mission corruption case. which also had IAS Subodh Aggarwal’s locations. The federal agency carried out at least two sets of raids about instances involving the central government program last year.

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According to official sources, searches are being conducted by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the locations connected to Joshi, a former minister of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department.

The inquiry revealed that the contractors had participated in obtaining contracts for Jal Jeevan Mission works by paying “bribes” to senior PHE department officials and using purportedly “fake” work completion certificates from Indian Railway Construction International Limited (IRCON).

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