ACB seizes Rs 75 lakh in assets from engineer's residence in Thane

 An Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raid at the house of an arrested Raigad Zilla Parishad Water Supplies Department executive engineer yielded around Rs 13 lakh in cash, ACB sources said here today.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Thane: An Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raid at the house of an arrested Raigad Zilla Parishad Water Supplies Department executive engineer yielded around Rs 13 lakh in cash, ACB sources said here today.

ACB Thane division's Superintendent of Police Datta Karale told PTI that executive engineer Pralhad G Birajdar, was arrested yesterday for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a contractor.

He said that a search on his person yielded Rs 70,000 in cash.
The raiding team recovered Rs 12.40 lakh in cash from his house besides 400 gm of golden ornaments.

The ACB team also found bank account passbooks in which they found entries to the tune of Rs 47 lakh, he said, adding that it is being verified by the Raigad unit of the ACB.

The total assets seized until is around Rs 75 lakh, he said.

The engineer was produced in a local court today and remanded to custody unti January 17, Karale said.