An inspector of Railway Protection Force tried all tricks to ward off the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths from raiding him.
On Friday, the CBI conducted raid on the Mulund residence of Arvind Yadav, who is posted at Kalyan railway station. They found disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 61.17 lakh.
The CBI officers also seized Rs 13.5 lakh from Yadav.
The raid was conducted after the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the CBI registered a case against Yadav for possessing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.
A statement from the CBI said that Yadav tried to run away with the cash after the CBI stumbled upon them during the raid, but he was apprehended. “The amount was seized,” the statement said.
A CBI officer, requesting anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media, said that when the raid began in the morning, Yadav was not at home. “We called him on his mobile phone and asked to come back home,” the officer said.
However, while on his way back home, Yadav threw his mobile phone and SIM card so that the CBI doesn’t get his call and contact details. By the time he reached home, the CBI had found a suitcase in which the cash was kept. “He took the suitcase and started running out, but our team apprehended him,” the officer said.
Yadav then got into a scuffle with the CBI team. The CBI registered a case against Yadav at Navghar police station in Mulund, under section 353 of Indian Penal Code (assault or criminal force to prevent a public servant from discharging his duty).
The CBI found that Yadav accumulated assets in the name of his wife Sushma, mother Kaushalya, cousin Amit Yadav, friend Narendra Dubey and uncle Brahmadev Yadav.
The CBI found that Yadav accumulated properties in Mulund (3 flats), Malad (1 flat), Vashi (1 flat), Bhayander (1 flat) and Kalyan (1 flat).
The CBI found original property papers of the Kalyan flat at Yadav’s Mulund residence during the raid and the flat to be worth Rs 17.3 lakh.
The CBI also found that Yadav had various bank accounts that together had balance of around Rs 9.75 lakh. Investments in shares amounting to Rs 9.5 lakh were also found.
Yadav was not arrested.
The CBI had booked Yadav in November last year for illegally selling seats in general compartments of outstation trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Yadav was then posted at Kurla. He was arrested in December in this case and was out on bail.