ED issues notice to suspended Madhya Pradesh IAS couple

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued notices to suspended Madhya Pradesh Indian Administrative Service (IAS) couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi for allegedly violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The high profile IAS couple of 1979 batch were suspended after an income-tax raid at their Bhopal house in February last year during which officials detected wealth worth Rs 360 crore, which was disproportionate to their income.

Income-tax officials found Rs three crore worth of cash and also recovered jewellery and documents of properties disproportionate to their known sources of income.

They nailed the couple in a report, which details the total value of their properties and other assets.

The couple owns 400 acres of land in Bhopal and other districts of Madhya Pradesh. They also own 25 flats mostly in Bhopal and one in Delhi.

The anti-corruption watchdog had also raided the couple's official bungalow in Bhopal.

The Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh had also filed an FIR against them.

The two IAS officers have held important posts.

While Tinu Joshi was the Deputy Secretary in the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) from 1988 till 1990, Arvind Joshi was Joint Secretary in the Defence Ministry during the Kargil war. (ANI)

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