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Lokayukta raids house of tribal welfare department employee


Indore: The Lokayukta police raided the local residences of a Tribal Welare Department employee today and seized properties worth over Rs 2 crore from him.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided Tribal Welfare Department Divisional Co-coordinator Manohar Singh Chouhan’s residence and two hostels simultaneously, Lokayukta Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh told reporters today.

Initial raids revealed that he owned properties worth Rs 2.10 crore, which is highly disproportionate to his known sources of income.

He had joined government service in 1995 as a Class 3 employee.

So far, the Lokayukta has unearthed a house, two plots, a farm, two hostels, a luxury car and a couple of two wheelers, the SP said.

When Lokayukta sleuths raided his Dwarkapuri residence, Chouhan was present inside the house from where the police recovered Rs 1.75 lakh in cash, gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 4.25 lakh, Rs 1 lakh in fixed deposits, Rs 3 lakh cash in bank accounts and Rs 1.5 lakh invested in insurance policies.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against him and further investigations are on, the SP said.