Raids unearth Rs 3.5 crore assets of Panchayat CEO

The Special Establishment of Lokayukta police raided three premises belonging to Sendhva Janpad Panchayat`s Chief Executive Officer, and claimed to have unearthed assets worth Rs 3.4 crore.

Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 15:01 PM IST

Indore: The Special Establishment of
Lokayukta police on Friday raided three premises belonging to
Sendhva Janpad Panchayat`s Chief Executive Officer, Lakhan
Singh Rajput, and claimed to have unearthed assets worth Rs
3.4 crore as per the government valuation.

Lokayukta police searched two premises here, and another
at Sendhva, 170 km from Indore, said Superintendent of Police
Virendra Singh.

Rajput, a class three officer, was found to be owning two
houses, a shopping complex, a commercial plot in Indore; 3
acres of agricultural land at Badwaha, two luxury cars and
three motorbikes of latest models, Singh said.

Also, Rs 74,000 cash was found in the houses.

Market value of the assets could be around Rs ten crore,
the SP said. A criminal case has been registered against
Rajput.

In another case at Ujjain in the state, Lokayukta police
raided the residences of a Regional Transport Inspector and
his brother and claimed to have found documents related to
assets of Rs 6 crore.

The assets of the inspector, Sevaram Khandekar and his
brother Bhagwandas included four houses, four shops, five
plots and four agricultural lands.

The raid was led by Superintendent of Police Arun Mishra.
Bhagwandas is a Congress corporator from Ujjain.

PTI