BENGALURU: The Lokayukta police on Wednesday registered an FIR against senior IAS officer Kapil Mohan and his wife Ruchi Saxena in a disproportionate assets case.
The state government had on Monday ordered a Lokayukta police probe into the seizure of cash, jewellery and property documents from a posh apartment in Yeshwantpur following a report submitted by the CID to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The apartment belongs to a company registered in the name of Naresh Mohan, father of Kapil.
The FIR has been registered under Sections 13 (1) (e) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Kapil is the principal secretary to the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.
A team of Lokayukta police, headed by SP (Bengaluru Rural) Abdul Ahad, searched five premises belonging to Kapil in the city. The teams raided Kapil’s house at Sector-II in HSR Layout, his office on Nrupatunga Road and three apartments, including one near UB City.
A Lokayukta official told Express that many vouchers and gold jewellery bills in the name of Ruchi Saxena were seized. The jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh was bought within a year. Besides, Saxena also owns five properties at Noida in Uttar Pradesh, the documents of which were seized during the raid. The bill for the diamond is not available and its value is yet to be estimated.
CID and IT officials had unearthed a large trove of money, gold and diamond ornaments during a raid at flat no MB-602, Mepal Block, 6th Floor, Golden Grand Apartment, in Yeshwatpur on August 5 in connection with a cricket betting racket.
The sealed 2.45 kg gold, 34.7 carat diamond and Rs 4,37,50,000 cash (40,900 notes of Rs 1,000 and 5,700 of Rs 500 denominations) was handed over to the Income Tax Department.
The apartment belongs to PSK Finance Solutions Pvt Ltd, Kapil, Naresh and Ruchi, according to 16 documents found in the flat. The officials have also unearthed bills and certificates showing investment in various companies. A laptop bag with 42 CDs, hard disk and data cable had been recovered.
How CID Sleuths Got Info
A complaint was lodged at Old Hubballi Police station under Section 392, 120(B), 201 of the IPC and Section 7, 9, 12, 13(1D) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, regarding a cricket betting racket involving the police and cricket bookies. Following this, some of the bookies were arrested by the Hubballi police. During interrogation, the bookies revealed that the cricket betting was run from the flat at Golden Grand Apartment in Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru. They also disclosed about huge amount of money stashed in the flat.