KOCHI: The Special Cell of the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) has registered a fresh case against former Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Ernakulam, who was caught red-handed in 2015 while accepting bribe. Case was registered against B Ramachandran for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
According to a VACB officer, the offence came to light during investigation of the bribery case. As per the FIR, Ramachandran is found to have amassed pecuniary resources and properties while working as a government servant, from June 2012 to June 2015.
“The total value of assets acquired by the accused during the period is estimated at Rs 44,81,456. Total expenditure and income are Rs 41,54,656 and Rs 30,24,577 respectively. It was found Ramachandran possessed disproportionate assets that is 120.05 per cent of his total income at the end of the check period,” stated the FIR.
The case was registered under Section-13(1e) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. In June 2015, the VACB had registered case against Ramachandran after he was caught red-handed while accepting bribe. He retired from service on July 31, 2016.