ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe

ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe
ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe
ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe
ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe

ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe

ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe/ANI

ED Summons Ex-Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat in Money Laundering Probe

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has summoned former Uttarakhand minister and Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat for questioning on February 29 in connection with a money laundering investigation. Rawat, a key political figure who joined the Congress before the 2022 Uttarakhand assembly polls, faces scrutiny after ED raids on February 7 related to an alleged forest scam during his tenure as the state’s forest minister.

Allegations of Illegal Activities During Forest Minister Tenure

Harak Singh Rawat and some departmental officers are implicated in the investigation concerning illegal tree cutting and construction activities in the Pakhro range of Corbett Park under the Tiger Safari Project during Rawat’s term as the state forest minister. The Forest Survey of India reported over 6,000 trees illegally cut in the Corbett Tiger Reserve against the permitted 163 for the Pakhru Tiger Safari. The state forest department has contested the FSI’s findings, citing unresolved technical issues.

Raids and Subsequent Investigations Unfold

Raids conducted by the ED across Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Delhi, including Rawat’s residence, brought the alleged forest scam to light. The money laundering probe intensifies as the ED calls Rawat and others for questioning, shedding light on the ongoing investigations into the financial implications of the forest-related activities during Rawat’s ministerial tenure.

The developments in this case further underscore the legal challenges faced by politicians accused of environmental violations and financial irregularities.

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