The raids, which began late last night, were carried out
simultaneously at 26 different premises belonging to Nitish
Janardhan Thakur, the Deputy Collector, and continued all
through the day, ACB officials said in a release here.
He and his family mainly owns properties at Alibag,
Belcade, Kolgaon, Gotheghar, Chikhali, (all villages in
Alibag tehsil), Kandivali, Borivali, Gorai, Vile Parle,
Andheri and Ghatkopar (all Mumbai suburbs), and Murud, valued
collectively at 118.39 crore, ACB said.
Thakur, his wife Meenal, mother Chhaya, and brother
Nilesh have been arrested and offences have been registered
under Prevention of Corruption Act as well as IPC at the
Alibag police station.
He has not been produced before the court yet.
The 36-year-old official was posted as Deputy Collector
here from 1988-2010, and was suspended following charges of
corruption two years ago, the release added.
Alibag: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)
on Wednesday claimed to have unearthed assets worth over Rs 118 crore
allegedly belonging to a Deputy Collector posted in Raigad
district of Maharashtra, adjacent to Mumbai.
First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 22:00