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Indore: Rs 50 crore unaccounted property unearthed in Lokayukta raid

Friday, 24 January 2014 - 2:43pm IST | Place: Indore | Agency: DNA

A team of Lokayukta special establishment police on Thursday raided the residence of Deputy Labour Commissioner LP Pathak and unearthed unaccounted property worth more than Rs50 crore.

According to Lokayukta police official, “Pathak was a teacher before he joined service 25 years ago and had amassed property which is not in tune with his salary.”

Police said that Pathak owned about forty acres of land in Singrauli, several residential plots across the Indore city, a duplex house in Pigdamber (Rau), a flat in BCM Heights; gold and silver ornaments; shares, bonds, insurance policies; cars, motorbikes, cash and other valuables. It was also found that he had contributed Rs3 crore for constructing a temple in his ancestral village in Chandrawar in Uttar Pradesh.

A 15-member team of Lokayukta sleuths led by SP Birendra Singh raided his residence at 5:45 am in Nandanagar and confiscated illegal property. Simultaneously, Lokayukta officials along with local police raided his residences in Pigdamber and Singrauli. The search continued for more than four hours.

A police official said, “At present, he must be drawing around Rs60,000 to Rs70,000 salary per month.” LP Pathak is serving as Deputy Labour Commissioner in industrial relations.

Pathak’s wealth

40-acres land in Singrauli
Investment of Rs3 cr for constructing a temple in Chandrawar
4,000 sq ft plot in Apollo Town Colony, Indore
Duplex Bunglow on 2,400 sq ft area in Pigdamber, Rau
A piece of land in Nyay Nagar, Indore
A flat in BCM Heights, Indore
Plots in Satellite Enclave and one more place in Indore
4,300 sq ft plot in Devsar, Singrauli
Half a kilo of gold and 11 kilo silver ornaments
Rs32 lakh in banks, insurance policies, shares and bonds
Rs26 lakh in children’s education
A Ford Ikon Car and two motorbikes
Rs 1.70 lakh in cash

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