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Sahiram Meena trap: Raj ACB unearths staggering amount of cash, properties

A cash amount of nearly 2.30 crore and documents suggesting ownership of over 25 shops, a bungalow in Jaipur’s posh colony, a flat in Mumbai, a petrol pump, a marriage garden and nearly 2 hectares of agriculture land in Sanganer area were found.

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January 27, 2019 10:38 am
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IRS officer Sahiram Meena.

Jaipur: Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has unearthed movable and immovable assets worth crores of rupees from the house and other places belonging to Sahiram Meena, an additional commissioner deputed in the narcotics control bureau in Kota who was allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh on Saturday.

The IRS officer had suspectedly amassed the wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income through corruption, ACB officers said. According to the reports, a cash amount of nearly 2.30 crore was found in the searches conducted on Saturday. Documents suggesting ownership of 82 plots, over 25 shops, a bungalow in Jaipur’s posh colony, a flat in Mumbai, a petrol pump, a marriage garden and nearly 2 hectares of agriculture land in Sanganer area were found.  A huge amount of gold jewellery was also recovered.

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Cash recovered from the house of Sahi Ram Meena.

According to preliminary estimates, the Jaipur bungalow of Sahiram Meena is worth nearly Rs 20 crore.

The ACB action followed a complaint regarding corruption in issuing licenses for opium cultivation.

The ACB laid a trap acting on a tip off that one Kamlesh who was working as a coordinator in the opium licensing process was asked to pay Rs 1 lakh.

“Kamlesh was a private person deputed him as a coordinator (lision) by the bureau. Meena was planning to replace Kamlesh with another coordinator. When Kamlesh protested and said that he wanted to continue as the coordinator, Sahiram Meena demanded bribe,” a senior ACB officer told The PinkCity Post.

DG, ACB Alok Tripathi sent a team from Jaipur and the trap was organized. The Kota ACB team also joined the trap.

DG ACB Alok Tripathi will hold a press conference on Sunday to brief the media about the recovery.

First published: January 27, 2019
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