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Lokayukta police raid engineer’s house in Ujjain

Lokayuktya police on Wednesday raided the house of an assistant engineer of Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) and unearthed assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

indore Updated: Sep 29, 2016 11:39 IST
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Lokayukta sleuths search the house of UDA engineer Ranjan Garg in Ujjain on Wednesday. (Sunil Magariya/HT )

Lokayuktya police on Wednesday raided the house of an assistant engineer of Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) and unearthed assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

A team of Lokayukta police reached the house of Ranjan Garg early morning to begin the search operation. Garg was present at the house.

After three-four hours of search, Lokayuktya police gathered details of assets including a two-storey house, two houses in Old Mahananda Nagar and Jawahar Nagar, another in Bhopal’s Punjabi Bag, three plots of 1,500 sq ft each, a shop in Sethi complex and ornaments worth Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh cash.

The team also confiscated documents of 10-12 bank accounts. In the evening, the team opened Garg’s locker at a bank where Kisan Vikas Patra, a saving certificate scheme, worth Rs 2.44 lakh and gold and silver articles worth Rs 5.50 lakh were found.

Garg and his wife complained of unease and were attended by a doctor. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against Garg.

Manager held accepting Rs 50,000 bribe

Lokayukta police caught a manager in-charge of a tribal service cooperative society accepting Rs 50,000 in bribe at Kakanwani village in Jhabua district. Lokayukta police said Lavesh Rathore had demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a fair price shop salesman. Incidentally, Rathore had resumed work after serving a suspension order for ‘irregularities’. A case was registered against Rathore under Prevention of Corruption Act.

Surrender black money, I-T dept tells docs, bizmen, parlour owners in Indore

The income tax department has asked 500 businessmen, 200 doctors and top 10 beauty parlour owners in Indore region to declare unaccounted cash and stocks under Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) 2016 which ends on September.

The I-T department warned tax evaders that unaccounted wealth would be unearthed through surveys and searches if they don’t avail IDS. Businessmen and others were told that they could face imprisonment under IT Act provisions.

On Wednesday, the I-T sent teams to the beauty parlours with a direction to clean up their account books. In addition, it conveyed the same message to some doctors. Two medical practioners surrendered Rs 80 lakh each after surveys were carried out at the premises of four doctors in last two days, sources said.

I-T search

The I-T department conducted search on 20 premises belonging to Punjab Jewellers, Adven Tyres in a bid to unearth tax evasion and unaccounted income and assets. Sixteen of these premises are located in Indore, while four are situated in Bhopal. Teams comprising 40 personnel and policemen searched showrooms, shops at Bada Sarafa, MG Road, Sapna Sangeeta Road in Indore among other places in addition to residence of their owners, promoters and associates.

Sources said the search, which is likely to continue till Thursday, has so far led to seizure of Rs 2 crore from the premises of a diamond broker.