Lokayukta Raids Residence of Agriculture Department Official

A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Sharma and further investigations are on.

Published: 18th August 2015 08:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2015 08:42 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHOPAL: Lokayukta Police raided the residence of a senior agriculture department officer and seized movable as well as immovable assets worth over Rs 5 crore, disproportionate to his known sources of income.

"We have raided the official residence of Agriculture Director D N Sharma in the 74 Bungalows area after definite leads about wealth he amassed which is highly disproportionate to his known sources of income," Lokayukta Superintendent of Police Birendra Singh told PTI.

"So far, we have seized documents related to three houses in Bhopal, 26 acres of land in Raisen, besides three acres of land in areas adjoining the state capital including Bagmugalia, Raipuria and Samardha," he said.

A four-wheeler, a motorcycle, domestic goods worth Rs 42 lakh, gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 18.5 lakh as well as Rs 5.5 lakh in cash were also seized, he said.

Lokayukta sleuths also seized documents related to 20 bank documents, two lockers and investments in five companies, the Lokayukta said, adding, the total value of assets recovered so far amounts to more than Rs 5 crore.

A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Sharma and further investigations are on, the the Lokayukta said.

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