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CBI registers graft case against Sr Safdarjung doctor

The CBI today carried out searches at residential and official premises of a senior cardiologist of Safdarjung Hospital and claimed to have recovered "incriminating" documents showing properties worth Rs.10 crores.



New Delhi: The CBI today carried out
searches at residential and official premises of a senior
cardiologist of Safdarjung Hospital and claimed to have
recovered "incriminating" documents showing properties worth
Rs.10 crores in his and his family members` name.

A case of disproportionate assets was registered under
relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act against Dr
Rakesh Verma, Head of Cardiology Department at the hospital.

Official sources said as per initial estimates, the
properties are worth over Rs 10 crore but a final figure will
be prepared after detailed examination of all the documents.

The searches were carried out at six locations including
the official and residential premises of Dr Verma on the
allegation that he was in possession of disproportionate
assets to the tune of Rs 2.4 crores, the sources said.

The investigating agency carried out its searches at the
office, residence and six other places in Delhi, Greater Noida
and Ghaziabad, CBI spokesperson said.

"During searches, voluminous incriminating documents
pertaining to possession of properties in his name, in the
name of his family members and relatives were recovered," he
said.

The spokesperson said the properties allegedly owned by
him, his family members and relatives are at posh Sainik Farm,
Patparganj, B K Road, Mansarovar Garden in Delhi, Kaushambi in
Ghaziabad, Knowledge Park and Gautam Budh Nagar in Greater
Noida and Bhondsi in Gurgaon.

"Details of various bank accounts and investment details
in his name and in the name of him family members have also
been recovered. The searches are continuing," he said.

Verma was not available for comments. When called on his
mobile and landline numbers, the cryptic response was "wrong
number".

PTI

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