Raipur: The Enforcement Directorate today arrested Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer Sameer Vishnoi and two other after it launched multi-city raids in the state earlier this week. The arrest has been done on the grounds of money laundering investigation done by ED.
Three people have been arrested under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and will be produced before a local court, where ED will seek their custody. These include businessman Sunil Agrawal of the Indramani group and Laxmikant Tiwari, uncle of absconding businessman Suryakant Tiwari. Both have also taken into custody today morning from Raipur.
Mr Vishnoi has been serving IAS officer of 2009 batch and is currently working as the CEO of the Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society. He was questioned by the agency at its office on Wednesday along with few others. The agency has also sealed residence of IAS officer and Raigarh district collector Ranu Sahu as she was not available during the raids. Ms. Sahu has informed the federal agency that she is undergoing medical procedures and has assured full cooperation in the investigation.