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Multi- millionaire Joint Commissioner goes missing

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Leaves house in car at 6am, untraced till evening

BHOPAL: Joint commissioner of Revenue department Ravikant Dwivedi, who faced Lokayukta police raid and subsequent disclosure of huge properties in his possession, disappeared mysteriously from his home on Friday morning whereas investigation officers waited for him throughout the day for recording his statement, said sources.

Dwivedi’s residence in Gulmohar Colony and business premises in Govindpura, Mandideep and MP Nagar were raided by Lokayukta’s special police establishment on Thursday.The raids disclosed that Dwivedi owned more than two dozen plots and houses and had made investments in an herbal products agency, vehicle service centres, two printing presses and one fly ash bricks factory.Rs 22 lakh in cash was also seized from his house. The officials continued investigation till wee hours on Friday.


“ The investigation continued at residence till 4.30 am in Gulmohar Colony. In the morning, Dwivedi went out by a car at around and did not return till evening. His family members did not tell where he had gone to,” said SPE sources.His son Ankit also went to search him in the morning and returned without any clue.

Gulmohar Colony and business premises in Govindpura, Mandideep and MP Nagar were raided by Lok Ayukta’s special police establishment on Thursday. The raids disclosed that Dwivedi owned more than two dozen plots and houses and had made investments in an herbal products agency, vehicle service centres, two printing presses and one fly ash bricks factory. Rs 22 lakh in cash was also seized from his house. The officials continued investigation till wee hours on Friday.

” The investigation continued at residence till 4.30 am in Gulmohar Colony. In the morning, Dwivedi went out by a car at around and did not return till evening. His family members did not tell where he had gone to,” said SPE sources. His son Ankit also went to search him in the morning and returned without any clue. The SPE officials said his family did not inform about his location even as they waited for preparing inventory of household items and seizure of documents related properties.

In the afternoon, an advocate turned up to put up his side in the case. Sources said, the SPE made the advocate an eyewitness in the case and recorded his statement along with Dwivedi’s wife. Dwivedi also left his mobile phone at home. Meanwhile, the SPE informed to revenue department about the action to avoid any legal wrangle in the case. The SPE officials came to know Dwivedi had made investment in two townships in Indore.

Two plots were found in Omax Township and one more inanother township on AB Road. Officials said records in this regard had been recovered from his residence.Sources said properties were found in his ancestor’s home in Gwalior city.

Headed TBC during Chitnis’s term as Minister: SPE officials got a clue about irregularities in issuing printing orders to Dwivedi’s son by MP Text Book Corporation, an arm of school education department, during raid at his residence. As per the information, print order was issued to Dwivedi’s firm when he was managing director in the corporation during Archana Chitnis’ tenure as education minister in last regime of Shivraj government. MLAs had raised the matter in legislative assembly through question and SPE sources said, the then minister Chitnis wrote a note sheet – copy of which the SPE officials found in Dwivedi’s residence – against him. The matter was mysteriously buried later and the minister did not take any action. Sources said Dwivedi was posted in the MPTBC in two terms during Chitnis’ tenure as the minister.

Partners in printing firms replaced by family members: SPE sources said, manipulation appears prime facie in partnership documents of the printing firms registered as Rainbow and Ankit’s names. Earlier there were three partners one Manisha Singh and second Sanjay Agrawal and third one family member of Dwivedi. The SPE found their two different addresses of partners. Two partners later walked out of the firm and another family member of Dwivedi joined the business.

Blank gift deeds recovered: The SPE team seized several blank gift deeds ( Danpatra), from his residence which carry only signature of donors. Some of the detail on gift deeds shocked the officials. ” A person donated Rs two lakh to Ankit, ( Dwivedi’s son) for passing examination,” said

Partners in printing firms replaced by family members

SPE sources said, manipulation appears prime facie in partnership documents of the printing firms registered as Rainbow and Ankit’s names. Earlier there were three partners one Manisha Singh and second Sanjay Agrawal and third one family member of Dwivedi. The SPE found their two different addresses of partners. Two partners later walked out of the firm and another family member of Dwivedi joined the business.

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