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Lokayukta raid unearths 'disproportionate' assets of official

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Press Trust of India Indore
The Lokayukta police conducted raids at the premises of a patwari (revenue official) here today and unearthed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said.
The police recovered Rs 5 lakh cash, jewellery and documents related to immovable properties belonging to him, an official said.
"The patwari, Zakir Hussain, lives in Srinagar Extension Colony in Indore. There was a complaint against him that he has amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income," Lokayukta Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilip Soni told PTI.
Based on the complaint, the police team conducted raids at six places, including his house and the properties of his close relatives, he said.
He said Hussain, who had joined the government service back in 2005, gets a monthly salary of around Rs 35,000.
"Cash of around Rs 5 lakh, gold and silver jewellery were recovered from Patwari's house during the raid. Two four-wheelers were found to be owned by him," Soni added.
The SP said documents related to immovable assets, including a bungalow of 3,000 sq feet, a shop and two plots were also recovered. These properties are located in Indore, Ujjain and Shajapur districts.
The police also got information about 20 bank accounts of Hussain and his close relatives. Officials of these banks have been requested to temporarily stop the transactions of these accounts.
The valuation of patwari's properties is underway and further investigation is on.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 7:25 PM IST

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