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JAIPUR/UDAIPUR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided over 10 locations of three government officials in the state who were found to be have disproportionate income. The teams found unaccounted cash at few of the places along with office files. No one has been arrested yet.
In Udaipur, searches were held at five locations belonging to Girish Kumar Joshi, superintendent engineer of Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. ACB ASP Sudhir Joshi told the media that the searches were held simultaneously at five locations in Udaipur and Rajsamand in the morning, that belonged to Joshi and his family members, The ACB sleuths have found some cash and many documents related to immovable properties. Officials said that approximately Rs 8 crore disproportionate assets against his income has been established from the documents and cash found.
DG ACB B L Soni said, “We had received information and carried out simultaneous raids at various locations to find evidences about the disproportionate incomes of these three officials. We have seized certain amount of cash as well as official files which had no place being out of office. Investigations are underway though at the present no one has been taken into custody.
In Bundi, four locations of Chiranjilal, assistant development officer, Panchayati Samiti Keshoraipatan were raided and preliminary investigation revealed that he had disproportionate income of Rs 2.68 crore.
In Jaipur, two locations of Satish Kumar Gupta, DJM (civil), RICCO were raided and documents related to unaccountable income of Rs 4.13 crore were found.
Additional on Friday, cops arrested a patwari in Chomu for accepting a bribe of Rs 11,000 and a constable of excise department in Bundi for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.
The CB has been cracking down on corrupt government officials and regularly arresting them and had recently arrested a sub-inspector in Bikaner while accepting bribe. Just last week, ACB arrested more than half-a-dozen government officials in separate cases of corruption.