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Bihar official gifts wife 230 gold earrings

IANS  Patna, July 11, 2013
First Published: 11:55 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:59 IST(11/7/2013)

An accused in a disproportionate assets case, a Bihar official would allegedly gift his wife gold ornaments whenever he received a fat bribe. And as investigators searched, they came upon a staggering 230 gold earrings, 53 finger rings and 36 bangles.

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The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) team of Bihar Police was flummoxed when it recovered 230 pieces of gold earrings and tops during raids at the residence of deputy director of secondary education, Radha Krishna Singh Yadav.

"EOU found total gold ornaments weighed around 1.5 kg and were worth Rs.38 lakh," an EOU official said.

Yadav's love to gift his wife gold ornaments surprised the raiding team. It seems he gifted his wife gold ornaments whenever he got a hefty bribe, an official said.

"We also recovered 53 finger rings, 36 bangles, 30 chains and six  necklaces," an official said.

On Tuesday, a team conducted a search at the Yadav's house in Patna and other places.

Additional director general of police Ravinder Kumar said the team raided Yadav in a case related to disproportionate assets.

Also, the EOU team discovered properties worth crores of rupees.

"He was merely an education officer, but he had silver waistbands, heavy bangles and scores of anklets weighing 8.5 kg," an official said.

According to officials, Yadav's illegimate wealth stands at Rs.2.39 crore, including house, plots and banks accounts.


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