Kapil Case: Officers Find Rs 1.40-Cr Diamond

Published: 19th September 2015 05:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2015 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The Lokayukta probe into the disproportionate assets of senior IAS officer Kapil Mohan has stunned investigating officers, who have recovered documents that reveal the extent of wealth in his possession.

According to sources in Lokayukta, the officials have recovered numerous documents from the properties owned by Kapil Mohan, his wife Dr Richa Saxena, his father Naresh Mohan and others in Bengaluru, Delhi, Punjab and Chandigarh.

A team led by SP Abdul Ahad has concluded the raids and the investigating officials have written to banks to furnish the source of funds deposited into the accounts of the couple. By probing this angle, they hope to find out if the funds transferred are from the contractors or from the cricket bookies.  However, the officials have decided that they should not divulge any more information on the raid or the total disproportionate assets till the investigation is completed, an officer said.

“The estimation of a diamond recovered from the flat alone is Rs 1.40 crore. We are waiting for the report of analysis of the documents seized and the information from the banks. Then we will write to the government to take disciplinary action against Kapil Mohan,” an officer of Lokayukta told Express.

Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee said the government was waiting for the Lokayukta report to take action against Kapil Mohan, principal secretary of Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.

When asked whether the government has taken any action after the joint raid, Mukherjee said they have sought a report from the IT Department. The IT department has not responded till date, he said.

However, a top officer in Lokayukta told Express that the government was playing hide-and-seek. “There is no precedent of the IT Department giving a report to the state government. It only sends reports to the union government. The state is trying to save Kapil Mohan,” the officer said. 

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