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CBI recovers Rs 2.7 crore from excise official

September 23, 2004 18:46 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday claimed it had recovered Rs 2.7 crore, belonging to Central Excise Commissioner P K Ajwani during searches at a residence in Nana Chowk in central Mumbai.

The residence, from where the cash was recovered, belonged to one Kumar Gandhi, the sources added. Senior officials, including Joint Commissioner G P Srivastava, are investigating, CBI sources told PTI.

On Tuesday September 21, the CBI had searched his residence and office premises in connection with an alleged corruption case and claimed to have recovered Rs 12,00,000 in cash besides documents pertaining to investments in two flats in Andheri, a property in Delhi and one in Kota, Rajasthan.

The same day, Ajwani complained of chest pain and was admitted to Jaslok Hospital.

The CBI had registered a case following a complaint by Ramesh Agarwal of Thane-based Karnataka Dyeing and Printing Mills.

According to sources, Ajwani allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 crore from Agarwal to settle a probe into certain alleged irregularities. The latter had already paid Rs 60,00,000 to Ajwani but refused to make any further payment.

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Perhaps, Government encourages corruption by not initiating necessary drastic practical steps to curb corruption, instead, talk, talk and only talk for years! How many scams ...

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These guys after getting so much education and respect in society are black spot on India's future. They get so much government amenities and other ...

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Yes - it is very much appreciated. But this should be made a routine one preferably one massive raid every month areawise. This will certainly ...

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In yet another recent all India raids subsequent to this raid of excise commissioner, C.B.I. identified lower cadres of officials like clerks! Does it not ...

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