ACB finds ex-Mhada engineer owns several assets in Mumbai, Satara
From a wedding hall to flats, bungalow to shops, plots of land to spa in Mumbai, the engineer, his wife and his daughter have assets worth several crores, suspect the ACB.Updated: Feb 03, 2018 01:05 IST
The Maharashtra anti-corruption bureau (ACB), which is probing a disproportionate assets (DA) case of a retired Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) engineer, has found huge amounts of assets of the accused in the city and in Satara.
From a wedding hall to flats, bungalow to shops, plots of land to spa in Mumbai, the engineer, his wife and his daughter have assets worth several crores, suspect the ACB.
As per the initial calculations, the total worth of the assets is Rs3.16 crore, of which 66% comes from a known source of income. However, officials said fresh searches indicate his value could be several crores more. Two ACB teams are probing in Satara, while three teams are investigating the case in the city.
The ACB is also going through the records of his flats in Bandra, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Dadar, and a spa in Borivli. A few vehicles of the engineer, including a JCB, are being probed. There are also a few shops in Satara and Mumbai which the ACB is probing. Apart from the property, bank details of several accounts, sugar mill shares are also being studied by the ACB.
Officials have registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act, after an enquiry was completed. When the probe is complete, a report would be sent to the state government for further action and a case would be heard in small cause courts.
The engineer was posted with MHADA between 2001 and 2012.