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Rs 87 lakh found in tainted senior official`s accounts

Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 15:03

Raipur: Chhattisgarh`s Anti-Corruption
Bureau (ACB) has found Rs 87 lakh in the bank accounts of a
senior Government official booked in disproportionate assets
case, officials said here.

With this, the total value of unaccounted wealth
allegedly accumulated by M D Diwan, Deputy Secretary in Water
Resources Department, has gone up to Rs 5.5 crore, they said.

D M Awasthi, Additional Director General (ACB), said
Rs 86.95 lakh was found in 24 of the 28 bank accounts held by
Diwan, who joined the service as a Naib Tehsildar (a junior
revenue official) in 1977.

On January 22, ACB had raided Diwan`s residences in
Raipur, Janggir-Champa and Raigarh districts and claimed to
have unearthed illegal assets worth Rs 4.72 crore allegedly
belonging to the Deputy Secretary.


First Published: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 15:03

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