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Lokayukta raid Bhopal's former agriculture director's properties

Lokayukta officials raided four houses owned by former agriculture director DN Sharma in Bhopal on Tuesday morning, and seized crores of rupees and four vehicles.

bhopal Updated: Aug 18, 2015 13:36 IST
HT Correspondent
Lokayukta police on Tuesday raided four residential properties of former agriculture director DN Sharma in Bhopal. (Abdul Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Lokayukta police on Tuesday raided four residential properties of former agriculture director DN Sharma in Bhopal. (Abdul Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Lokayukta officials raided four houses owned by former agriculture director DN Sharma in Bhopal on Tuesday morning, and seized crores of rupees and four vehicles.

A team from the Lokayukta’s special police establishment (SPE) reached Sharma’s official residence at 74-Bungalow at 630AM and began the search, sources said. Teams reached the three other houses -- a house at Emerald City near Bhopal AIIMS, a duplex at Ayodhya Nagar and another at Katara Hills -- later in the day.

SPE sources told Hindustan Times that apart from cash and vehicles, jewelery worth Rs 35 lakh and documents related to Sharma’s bank accounts were also found.

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Lokayukta officials raided four houses owned by former agriculture director DN Sharma, and seized crores of rupees and four vehicles. Jewellery with an estimated value of Rs 35 lakhs were also confiscated (Abdul Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Moreover, documents which suggest that Sharma had purchased 26 acres of agriculture land at a village called Sonari in Raisen district in 2014 have been seized. Sharma also owns several plots of land in Bhopal.

The raids are still going on and more details are awaited.