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Money laundering probe: ED raids premises of former DPIIT Secretary Ramesh Abhishek.

The Enforcement Directorate raided retired IAS officer Ramesh Abhishek's premises over a money laundering probe linked to disproportionate assets, following a CBI FIR.

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Money laundering probe: ED raids premises of former DPIIT Secretary Ramesh Abhishek.

On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids on the premises of Ramesh Abhishek, a retired IAS officer and former secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), in connection with a money laundering probe linked to disproportionate assets, according to official sources.

The ED's investigation follows a recent FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Abhishek, a 1982-batch officer. The CBI had previously raided Abhishek in February.

Abhishek retired from the DPIIT (formerly known as the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) in 2019. The ED's searches are part of their ongoing money laundering investigation, the sources said.

The CBI's FIR alleges that Abhishek illicitly enriched himself after retirement by receiving substantial consultation fees from private companies he had interacted with during his tenure. The CBI and ED have also implicated his daughter, Vanessa, in the case.

Abhishek previously served as the chairman of the Forward Markets Commission. The CBI's case is based on a reference from the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, which alleges that Abhishek and his daughter received significant professional fees from various entities and organizations with which he had official dealings as secretary or chairman.

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