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Raids yield over Rs. 20 cr assets from Bihar ADM

PTI  Patna, July 13, 2013
First Published: 17:06 IST(13/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:43 IST(13/7/2013)

The Economic Offences Wing of Bihar police has unearthed assets worth more than Rs. 20 crore in bank deposits and jewellery during raids on the premises of additional district magistrate of Bhagalpur.

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Police said the seizures made from ADM Jayashree Thakur include Rs. 16 crore in bank deposits and the rest in valuable jewellery. She also has rich collection of gold and silver jewellery valued at about Rs. 50 lakh.

Thakur is probably the first woman officer in EOU list for possessing wealth disproportionate to her known sources of income.

The sleuths unearthed documents of 17 plots of land worth Rs. 1.66 crore in various parts of the state in the names of Thakur's relatives, police said, adding that she had acquired over 48 acres in Banka district during her tenure there as the land acquisition officer.

Sources in the EOU said the Bhagalpur ADM had earned around Rs. 55 lakh as salary since joining Bihar Administrative Service. Her husband is a lecturer in a college in Godda and got permanent position there in 2008.

The state Vigilance Bureau had also raided the premises of an executive engineer Satyendra Prasad Sinha posted in the rural works department at Muzaffarpur and seized papers related to investment of more than Rs. 3.5 crore, besides Rs. 31 lakh cash and gold ornaments, the sources said.

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