The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a property worth Rs 3.19 crore in North Goa's Socorro village, following a money laundering probe which has revealed that village sarpanch Sandeep Vazarkar and others had allegedly acquired land measuring nearly 8,000 sq mt illegally, a statement issued by the agency said.
The statement issued by the ED also said that the accused had used a deceased person's name as an alibi at the time of mutation along with forged documents to illegally acquire the property.
"During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Sandeep Vazarkar and his brother Shivdas hatched a conspiracy to fraudulently acquire the aforesaid attached property belonging to Comunidade of Serula by filing a fraudulent mutation application," the statement issued on Friday by the ED's Goa office sad.
An investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act is further underway. The Goa Police have already booked the accused under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code.
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