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Lokayukta police searches clerk’s house, unearths DA

Indore: Lokayukta Police today claimed to have unearthed alleged disproportionate assets from a clerk with Madhya Pradesh government after conducting a search at his residence here.

Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar
Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar

During the search at the house of Rajendra Birthare, attached to the administration wing of the Indore Development Authority (IDA), it came to fore that he and his close relatives own a plot, three houses, a multi-storey building in the district and two tracts of agriculture land measuring 9.5 acres in neighbouring Khargone district, a Lokayukta officer said.

Police found Rs 3 lakh cash in demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 during the search. The quantum of Birthare’s assets is being estimated which are suspected to be disproportionate to his earnings, he said.

“Birthare’s family owns five vehicles. Besides, we have found 1.7 kg gold jewellery and 3 kg silver jewellery during the raid.”

We have got information Birthare and his family members maintain 35 bank accounts and 22 insurance covers,” he added.

The official said Birthare had joined the government service in 1982 and is scheduled to retire next month.

“We are calculating the income disproportionate to his known sources of income,” he said.

The search was conducted after a complaint of graft was lodged with us, the officer said.

PTI
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