Ex-jail superintendent produced in court in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2015 17:36 IST
Former jail superintendent Purushottam Somkunwar being produced at district court in Indore on Thursday. (Arun Mondhe/HT photo)

Former jail superintendent Purushottam Somkunwar was produced before a Lokayukta special court in Indore on Thursday in connection with disproportionate assets case. His bail application had earlier been denied by the Lokayukta special court.

Somkunwar was brought to the court from Ujjain jail and after the hearing, he was sent to Indore jail, where he had served as the jail superintendent in the past. He will be produced before court again on Friday, said advocate Vimal Kumar Mishra.

In March 2012, Lokayukta sleuths raided his residence and found unaccounted cash and valuables.

He was found to have stashed Rs 10.5 lakh cash, deposit receipts of Rs 6.5 lakh in various bank accounts and the documents of a house registered in Somkunwar’s daughter’s name in a bank locker owned by his wife.

At that time of the raids, Somkuwar was serving as the superintendent at the Indore Central Jail.

During the raid at his residence and offices, the Lokayukta police had found him in possession of assets worth Rs 4.67 crore, as per a report presented in the state assembly by the Loayukta police establishment.

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