MP top cop worth crores of rupees

The Lokayukta Police here on Saturday carried out search at the house of Deputy Inspector General, Prisons and unearthed assets worth crores of rupees, disproportionate to known sources of income.

Acting on a tip-off, Lokayukta sleuths raided Umesh Kumar Gandhi’s house in the Old Jail premises, said Superintendent of Police Siddharth Choudhrary.

The Lokayukta Police found fixed deposit receipts of Rs 2.3 crore, Rs 40 lakh investment in LIC, Rs 4 lakh cash and title documents of 25 properties in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raisen, Katni and Sagar districts, Choudhary said.

The search was still on, he added.

Properties to be schools

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided that confiscated premises of officials found guilty of corruption would be turned into schools or ‘anganwadi’ centres (nurseries for underprivileged children), as in Bihar.

The decision was taken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to mark the State’s Foundation Day, official sources said on Saturday.

A special court for corruption cases at Indore had recently ordered confiscation of the properties belonging to a Regional Transport Office clerk, Raman Dhuldhoye.

The order was passed as per the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Special Courts Act, 2011.

Dhuldhoye was found to own a farm house, 5.5 hectares of agricultural land, posh houses at different places and plots of land, among other things.

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