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CBI chargesheet against ex-minister Ekka

The CBI filed a chargesheet against former Minister Enos Ekka for allegedly amassing moveable and immoveable assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.



Ranchi: The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet
against former Jharkhand Rural Development Minister Enos Ekka
and his relatives for allegedly amassing moveable and
immoveable assets disproportionate to their known sources of
income.

Besides Ekka, the central investigating agency filed
the chargesheet in the special CBI court against his wife,
Menon Ekka, his relatives Jaikant Bara, Deepak Lakra, Giogen
Ekka, Roshan Minz and Ibrahim Ekka under IPC 109 (Abetment)
and 13 (2) read with 13 (1) of the Prevention of Corruption
Act, 1988.

The chargesheet was filed on the basis of documents
allegedly recovered during search operations on the premises
of the ex-minister and his relatives.

The CBI claimed in its chargesheet that he had
allegedly bought property at Ranchi, Simdega, Gurgaon and
Jalpaiguri either in his name or against the names of his
relatives.

Ekka, who is in judicial custody after he surrendered
to a vigilance court in 2009, is facing corruption charges of
accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known source of
income during his ministerial term between 2005 and 2008.
Later, the CBI took over the case from vigilance department.

According to a senior CBI official, the charge sheet
against Ekka showed that his and his relatives moveable and
immovable property checked during the agency enquiry period
showed 579 percent disproportionate assets.

While his income during the check period showed Rs two
crore, ninety lakh and 53,934, his expenditure showed Rs three
crore, seventy-nine lakh and 98 thousand. This included
moveable and immovable assets, he said.

PTI

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