Lokayukta Unearths Assets Worth Crores from IPS Officer

Published: 16th May 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2014 01:08 AM   |  A+A-

BHOPAL: The Lokayukta in Madhya Pradesh has unearthed disproportionate assets worth several crores of rupees from Dr.Mayank Jain, a 1995 batch Indian Police Service officer, presently posted as Inspector General (Community Policing), Police HQ, Bhopal.

In simultaneous raids, the Lokayukta police found Jain to be the owner of 45 acres of land in Khargone, 5 acres of land in Ujjain, three flats in Indore, two flats in Bhopal, nursing homes in Bhopal, and Rewa, a thrasher unit at Raokhedi village in Indore, Rs 20 lakh cash, and a gold plated statue of Hanuman.  Apart from the immovable assets, the Lokayukta also recovered several documents related to FDs and insurance policies in Jain’s name.

Some of Jain’s properties were purchased in the name of a resignee police constable. Jain went incommunicado as soon as the raid commenced.

Jain, who is a medical doctor, was posted in Indore, Bhopal, and Ujjain, for a long time. According to the officials, it was during his tenure in these cites that he accumulated the properties.  He also did a course in hostage negotiation from Louisiana training police academy, US.

According to sources, the Lokayukta had been keeping a tab on Jain for the past two years, and moved in only after it had sufficient evidence to make a water tight case against him.

“If there is sufficient evidence to prove a case of disproportionate assets, then the Lokayukta is not bothered about the official status of the officer concerned.  Action against Jain was taken after we had sufficient evidence,” Justice P P Naolekar, Lokayukta, Madhya Pradesh, said.

“We carried out raid at his residential premises in Bhopal, Ujjain, Rewa, Indore, and Khargone, after repeated complaints of unaccounted wealth were received against him,” Ujjain Lokayukta SP Arun Mishra said.

Officials said the the value of the assets would easily cross Rs 200 crore.

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