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Fresh charges against suspended IAS couple in MP

bhopal Updated: Apr 24, 2011 22:08 IST
Manish Dixit

Fresh charges have piled up against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi, whose assets following income-tax raids at their residence in Bhopal were valued at Rs 350 crore. However, the MP government did not say what the charges are.

Income-tax sleuths had raided the Joshi couple in February last year and submitted their 7,000-page report to the state chief secretary, the Lokayukta and the Enforcement Directorate in February this year.

Police attached to the office of the Lokayukta in December last year had also raided the residence of the Joshis.

“Fresh charges against the Joshis are based on the I-T report,” a senior state government officer said, requesting anonymity. Though he refused to divulge the charges, he added further action against the couple would be decided only after a committee formed in July last year and headed by former chief secretary Nirmala Buch to look into the corruption cases submitted its report.

The Joshis were suspended after the income-tax raids and since then a review committee is extending their suspension after every 90 days.

The couple had made investments in the name of Arvind Joshi’s father, HM Joshi, a retired IPS officer, and their son Ishan. When they were suspended, Tinu Joshi was principal secretary in the department of women and child welfare and Arvind Joshi principal secretary of the department of water resources.