Raids reveal Chhattisgarh official is worth Rs. 10 croreApril 24th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Raids by the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) Friday on the premises of a sub-engineer with Chhattisgarh Rural Engineering Service revealed assets worth at least Rs.10 crore (Rs.100 million), including a small steel plant and a chemical factory, an official said.
Four separate teams of the EOW, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police U.R. Khan, raided four premises of sub-engineer W.M. Tajar at Bhilai, 30 km from here.
Tajar owned a small steel plant and a chemical factory in two different industrial areas of Bhilai. He also owns three vehicles worth Rs.34 lakh (Rs.3.4 million) and a luxurious bungalow in upscale Nehru Nagar worth Rs.1.5 crore (Rs.15 million).
“The investigations are still on and once complete the exact assets owned by the sub-engineer will be known. But it’s sure he has assets not less than Rs.10 crore,” a source in the EOW told IANS.
The source said the teams discovered that Tajar had bank deposits worth Rs.10 lakh (Rs.1 million) besides large amounts of gold. The officials also seized documents that prove that the sub-engineer had purchased land at different locations in recent years.