Indore: Lokayukta sleuths have raided an assistant commercial tax officer`s residence and unearthed cash, jewellery and other assets worth Rs two crore disproportionate to his known source of income, officials said.
A team of Lokayukta (Special Police Establishment) raided Bhim Singh Thakur`s residence at Anand Nagar here yesterday, they said.
The team unearthed Rs 1.30 lakh cash, Rs 14 lakh jewellery, Rs 28 lakh worth belongings including two vehicles, Rs 21.50 lakh bank accounts and Rs five lakh premium receipt
of different insurance policies from Thakur`s place, officials said.
Besides, the team got evidences of huge immovable properties worth lakhs of rupees owned by Thakur and his family members during the raid. Thakur has accumulated wealth worth Rs two crore disproportionate to his known source of income, according to the initial findings, Indore Lokayukta Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh told reporters.
He said Thakur`s 35 years salary account put together comes to around Rs 32 lakh. Singh said Thakur joined the Commercial Tax Department as a clerk in 1975 and was recently promoted to Assistant Commercial Tax Officer.
Thakur has been booked under the relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and detailed investigations were underway, officials said.