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ED conducts raids at IAS Subodh Agarwal in Jal Jeevan Mission scam

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The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has conducted at the residences and offices of officers linked with Jal Jeevan Mission including senior officer Subodh Agarwal, who is additional chief secretary PHED, the administrative head of the department. Three teams of ED are conducting search at the office of in secretariat. The teams are also searching office of PHED Mahesh Joshi in the secretariat.

The name of Agarwal came when ED had conducted raids at property dealer Kalyan Singh Kaviya and retired RAS officer Amitabh Kaushik, who were said to be acting as middlemen. The ED had recovered cash Rs 2.5 crore and brick of gold in that search. Since then it was just matter of time and collection of evidences for taking Subodh Agarwal into the grip. Sources said that there have been complaints about irregularities and Agrawal's working related to mining also when Agarwal was helming the mining department.

Earlier, ED had conducted raids in the offices of contractors and few middlemen and recovered incriminating documents from them. After investigation, ED has now reached to many officers and engineers involved in the project.The central investigating agency has conducted raids at more than two dozen places related to suspects. It has also conducted raids at places of chief engineer K D Gupta, additional chief engineer Dinesh Goyal, executive engineer Sanjay Agarwal and property dealer Ramkaran Sharma.

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What is Jal Jeevan Mission ?

Jal Jeevan Mission, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India with equal financial contribution of state and central government.

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