MP: Assets worth Rs 5 crore detected during Lokayukta raid

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2014 15:53 IST

The Lokayukta police on Friday conducted a raid at the residence of a Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation’s go-down in-charge and found assets to the tune of nearly Rs 5 crore.

The Lokayukta sleuths swooped down on the residence of Dinesh Chaurasia, 52, who is the in-charge of a godown at Obaidullahganj in neighbouring Raisen district.

The officials had got information that Chaurasia had amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

During the raid it was detected that Chaurasia owns half-a-dozen properties including houses, shops and flats, jewellery, lakhs in the form of investment and insurance policies worth Rs 16 lakh, other valuables apart from vast stretches of agricultural land.

Superintendent of police (SP), Lokayukta police, Virendra Singh said Chaursia had been in the job for 26 years, and income from his known sources was assessed at Rs 25 lakh. However, the assets amassed by him are valued at around Rs 5 crore.

Lokayukta police sources said that Chaurasia had even forayed into the construction field and had built an apartment that has 24 flats.

Lokayukta police officials are examining the documents obtained from his house. A case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against him.

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