Lucknow, Jul 6 (PTI) The ED has registered separate money laundering cases against two Uttar Pradesh government officials after they were charged for “corruption” by the state.

In the first instance, the central probe agency filed a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against the suspended assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) of Chandauli district– R S Yadav and others.

A senior official said Yadav and his associates have been alleged to have acquired illegal assets to the tune of over Rs 100 crore.

In the second case, a similar FIR has been filed against former district inspector of schools in Lucknow, U K Tripathi.

He is, as per officials, alleged to have earned disproportionate assets worth crores.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), they said, took cognisance of the state Lokayukta or anti-corruption bureau FIRs filed against the officials to book its PMLA cases.

The agency will now probe the alleged proceeds of crime generated by the two, record their statements and also attach their assets under the PMLA, they said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.