The Lokayukta police raided the house of Deputy Inspector General, Prisons, Umesh Gandhi in Bhopal on Saturday and claimed to have discovered assets worth crores of rupees, disproportionate to known sources of income.
A team of Lokayukta sleuths carried out a search at his house in the Old Jail premises and houses of his brother Ajay Gandhi in Subhash Nagar in Bhopal and Ramgopal in Sagar. The raid, which started at around 6 am, went on till evening. The team has estimated the worth of undeclared assets to be over 25 crore.
So far, they had found fixed deposit receipts of Rs 2.3 crore, Rs 40 lakh investment in LIC [ Get Quote ], Rs 4 lakh cash and title documents of 25 properties in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raisen, Katni and Sagar districts, Superintendent of Police Siddharth Choudhrary.
Gandhi's brother Ajay, who is a constable, claims that the assets seized are not unaccountable, and that he will give the details to the Lokayukta police. However he denied being the owner of the jewellery and the property whose deeds were recovered from his house during the raid.