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Raid on engineer in Patna yields cash, property well worth Rs 4.3 crore | Patna News

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PATNA: The vigilance investigation bureau sleuths on Friday unearthed money and property truly worth much more than Rs 4.3 crore allegedly disproportionate to the recognised resources of money of Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Limited (BRPNNL) govt engineer Ravindra Kumar (40).
The vigilance sleuths seized Rs1.43 crore in hard cash, fastened deposit of Rs20 lakh and Rs53 lakh deposited in 15 independent bank accounts, gold and silver ornaments worthy of over Rs67 lakh. They also unearthed movable and immovable assets worth far more than Rs1.47 crore amassed by the engineer in the name of his wife Rajni Kumari Sinha and two little ones aside from his possess.
Armed with a search warrant just after registering a disproportionate belongings (DA) case towards him on August 11, a vigilance group led by DSPs Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Aditya Raj, Pawan Kumar and Vikash Kumar Srivastava (probation) raided the engineer’s 3-storey private residence, ‘Rajiya Niwas’, at Mohanpur in Punaichak locality of the condition capital at 9.30am. The raid was heading on till late evening. Ravindra was recently transferred from the highway design division at Hajipur in Vaishali district to the BRPNNL.
The vigilance sources stated they have also uncovered two bank accounts, a PPF account and daily life insurance of Rs52.9 lakh in Kumar’s name. “Two financial institution deposits, a recurring deposit and a PPF account obtaining Rs29.3 lakh have been identified in his wife’s identify. Daily life insurance coverage investments worthy of Rs11.5 lakh have been identified in the title of Kumar’s two young children,” a source explained.
They stated Kumar owns a 25.9 decimals plot at Jantipur, bought in December 2015. Its deed price is Rs6.43 lakh. “A plot of 35.56 decimals at Kanhauli was bought for Rs30.73 lakh in Could 2014. Two plots of in general 65 decimals of Rs25.28 lakh was purchased at Vilaay in May well 2013 in his wife’s name,” an additional senior officer claimed.
He explained three separate plots of 3.5 decimals, 3.74 decimals and 2.49 decimals of Rs4.95 lakh, Rs28.12 lakh and Rs18.75 lakh deed price in Danapur was bought in his wife’s name in June 2008, March 2019 and May perhaps 2019 respectively.
The vigilance sleuths experienced to requisition a currency counting device from a close by bank for counting the massive income.
“An evaluator has been called to weigh ornaments and notify their exact benefit. We will be in a position to inform the actual value of merchandise recovered and seized only right after completing the raid,” a senior vigilance officer explained, preferring anonymity.
He stated in addition to hard cash, ornaments and passbooks of distinct lender accounts and existence insurance paperwork, they are hunting land deeds. The engineer mentioned these ended up retained somewhere else, he reported.
Resources stated the vigilance commenced accumulating data about his property in Oct 2019. They mentioned his earnings from income given that joining company on August 4, 2004, is Rs1.21 crore, which includes Rs1.85 lakh financial loan. “At FIR phase, he was observed to be in possession of immovable attributes value Rs1.23 crore and movable belongings really worth Rs98.86 lakh. His son and daughter research in a pointed out non-public college in Patna,” one more officer stated.
He mentioned Kumar’s believed discounts experienced been about Rs 73.85 lakh from the money of Rs1.21 crore.
“Another plot of 15.62 decimal valued Rs8.75 lakh was bought in his wife’s identify at Bihta in March 2018,” he reported.

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