Raipur: Chhattisgarh Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths conducted raids at the residence and other premises of Additional Director General (ADG) rank of Indian Police Services (IPS) GP Singh on Thursday during morning hours.
Altogether around ten premises linked to the bureaucrat and his relatives and closed aide were raided, sources within ACB said. The raids were conducted in Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Bhilai and Kendujar (Odisha), the source said.
He was on the ACB scanner, and action was taken on the complaint of amassing disproportionate assets, the sources added.
However, carrying out a raid on the ADG rank officer by ACB team is the first ever case in the history of Chhattisgarh.
A year ago, GP Singh jointly headed ACB and the Economic Offences Wing in the state and was counted among one of the top cops within the department. Congress-led Baghel government sidelined him after he failed to perform in ACB as per their expectations. One of the major cases he had to investigate was related to Special DG Mukesh Gupta, PDS scam and others.
Later on, the government posted this 1994 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to Police Academy.
GP Singh's name was also dragged in IPS Rahul Sharma suicide case. Then GP Singh was Inspector General (IG) Bilaspur Range and Rahul Sharma was Superintendent of Police (SP) Raigarh. He was accused of mentally harassing the SP, Rahul Sharma.
However, after probe, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team acquitted GP Singh from all charges of abetment of suicide.
However, according to the sources, the raids and searches are still underway. Hopefully, after the raids conclude, ACB will provide operation related information through a press conference or issue press-release, the sources said.
Meanwhile, ACB has not officially divulged any details about the raids yet.