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Raigad deputy collector booked for amassing property

Raigad deputy collector booked for amassing property

Thane, Mar 15, 2012(UNI): The Thane unit of the Anti Corruption Bureau has registered offences against the Deputy Collector of neighbouring Raigad district and three of his family members for amassing wealth to the tune of over Rs 118 crore.
Office of the Maharashtra State Anti Corruption Bureau.
The Superintendent of Police (ACB) Thane, Deepak Sakore said that the Lokayukta and Government of Maharashtra ordered the Thane unit of the ACB to carry out investigations into the allegations of disproportionate assets against the Deputy Collector, NItesh Janardhan Thakur.
Accordingly, an enquiry was conducted and it was revealed that he had during his service between 1988 and 2010 amassed property worth Rs 118.39 crure, which was far above his known sources of income and disproportionate to his own income. The ACB said that during the investigation it was revealed that his family mebers including his wife , Minal, mother Chayya and bother Nilesh assisted and cooperated with him. An offence under sections 13 (1)(e) along with 13(2) of the prevention of corruption Act, 1988 and section 3 of the Benami trading act, and section 109 of the IPC has been registered against Thakur.
Meanwhile, Officers of the ACB from Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurgh, and Mumbai carried out raids on his properties in and around Thane, Raigad and Mumbai, sources said.
The searches were being carried out since yesterday in more than 26 locations including those at Alibagh, Murud, Belkade, Kolgaon,Goteghar, Chikli from Raigadh and Kandivili, Gorai, Borivili,Vileparle, Andheri and Garodia Nagar in Ghatkopar in Mumbai.

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