The Enforcement Directorate (ED) took action against the entities involved in the ambulance service scam in Rajasthan by attaching their assets. Assets worth Rs 11.57 crore, which include movable and immovable properties, belonging to M/S Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd and its directors Sweta Mangal and Ravi Krishna, have been attached by ED, as per the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act. It may be recalled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already registered a case in this regard and is investigating the involvement of several Congress leaders.
The case involves irregularities in the execution of ‘108’ Ambulance scheme launched by the Rajasthan government, the contract for which was given to M/S Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd. The company fudged the account books and profiteered to the tune of Rs 23 crore. This was identified as proceeds of crime in the form of operational cost of the ambulance service. Investigations also revealed that the illegal gains were used to make investments in fixed deposits and for buying immovable properties.