A team of the Lokayukta special police establishment raided the house of Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board’s vigilance section’s deputy general manager Satyendra Singh Chauhan in connection with a disproportionate assets case on Wednesday.
Chauhan (51) had been posted as the DGM in Morena for the past one year. Lokayukta SP Amit Singh said the raids were conducted after the verification of a complaint for Chauhan’s amassing wealth disproportionate to his known source of income.
According to sources, raids were simultaneously conducted at houses located in Morar area’s Dwarkadheesh Colony and Bhagwan Colony. A preliminary report stated that cash, valuable and properties running into crores were unearthed during the raid. The search was still in progress at the time this report was filed. Property papers recovered included those of two houses, one plot in the city centre area, agriculture land in Sausa village, seven vehicles, gold and some documents relating to money laundering transactions.
“We have seized his passport, which bears Singapore and Thailand visa stamps, as well documents allegedly used for Hawala transactions. Bank passbooks of 17 accounts, cash, jewellery, gold, vehicle ownership documents and property papers including houses/plots and agriculture land were sized during the raid,” Singh said.
The sleuths also discovered a drinking water bottle manufacturing and purification plant by the trade name of Nirmal Jal, run from the basement of the Dwarkadheesh Colony house — the three-storey house had been converted into a fully-fledged manufacturing unit.
“It is a matter of investigation whether or not legal formalities relating to plant’s operation were carried by him,” Singh said. “He also ran a business through a firm registered in his wife’s name, allegedly for money laundering.”