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Housing board beputy commissioner and AAO trapped: ACB unearths properties worth crores

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July 11, 2019, 12:27 pm

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Jaipur: A day after the Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) arrested deputy housing commissioner Raj Singh and assistant account officer (AAO) Neelkanth Purohit of Rajasthan housing board, the agency officials said that an investigation has been launched to disclose wealth amassed by the accused officers allegedly through corruption.

The ACB has so far uncovered Rs 7.76 lakh cahs, 300 gram gold, 1.5 kg silver, a bank balance of Rs 32 lakh, two plots in Bikaner and Jaipur in the name of daughters, two shops in Bikaner’s Shaubhasar and an FD of Rs 20 after conducting raids at the house and other places belonging to Raj Singh. Similarly, the ACB found an FD of Rs 10 lakh, two houses in Muralidhar and Mukta Prasad Nagar and a flat in Jaipur after carrying out searches at places belonging to the AAO.

The ACB trapped Raj Singh and Neelkanth on Wednesday while they were allegedly taking bribe of Rs 50,000 and Rs 20,000 from contractors. They were arrested under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. They will be produced in a court on Thursday.

The police also detained the mother and wife of the deputy commissioner Raj Singh at Churu Railway Station when they were found in possession of about Rs 2.5 lakh.

“ACB searches at the places belonging to both the officials are going on. We are trying to find any wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. further investigation is going on,” said an ACB officer.

First published: July 11, 2019