MP: Rs 4 crore assets seized from a Patwari
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Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 22:19
Ujjain: Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Police on Monday raided the house of a Patwari (revenue inspector) here and recovered assets worth about Rs 4 crore from his possession which was disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Acting on a tip-off, Lokayukta police raided the house of Patwari, Babulal Kamra, posted at Tarana tehsil in the district and recovered assets worth Rs 4 crore when his total income during his 25-year-long career could not have been more than Rs 15 lakh, SP (Lokayukta) Arun Mishra told reporters.

Police found the patwari was holding two houses (one each at Tarana and Ujjain), 22 acre agriculture land in the name of himself, wife and son in two villages, two four-wheelers, two two-wheelers, gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh and insurance policy worth Rs 5 lakh. Besides, his bank lockers are yet to be opened.

Incidentally, a few weeks ago, the Patwari had come to know about a possible raid by the Lokayukta following which he had kept his jewellery at a neighbour's place. But it so happened that the neighbour's house was burgled and thieves decamped with Patwari's jewellery.

The neighbour told the police that the jewellery belonged to Patwari. Later, police managed to arrest the thieves and recovered the loot including jewellery.

The Patwari then got back his jewellery through a court order, but now it has become an evidence against him as he cannot disown the jewellery, the SP said.


First Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 22:19

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