CBI raids residential and office premises of AG office accountant, recovers Rs 31 lakh and Rs 18 lakh worth ornaments

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 1, 2020: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday recovered Rs 31 lakh (approximately), gold ornaments worth Rs 18 lakh(approx), 78 pension passbooks with ATMs in respect of various pensioners during searches at the residential as well as at the office premises of a senior accountant working in the office of the Accountant General, Imphal.

It also recovered incriminating documents including construction of a multi-storey building, purchase of other building, paddy lands, investments in LIC, banks and other financial institutions, CBI said on Friday in a press release.

A case was registered against the senior accountant, working in the office of the Accountant General, Imphal (Manipur) U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) for possession of alleged disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs1,40,37,387 (approximately). It was alleged that the accused during the period January 1, 2010 to October 30, 2019, had acquired huge assets both movable and immovable in his name and in the name of his family members which were disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune to Rs1,40,37,387(approximately), it said.

Further investigation is continuing, it added.

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