The officials of the Madhya Pradesh Economic Offence Wing (EOW) were at the clerk’s house to conduct searches in connection to a complaint of disproportionate assets
An upper divisional clerk (UDC) working with the Madhya Pradesh medical education department consumed floor cleaner after a team of Economic Offence Wing (EOW) reached his home to conduct searches in connection to a complaint of disproportionate assets on Wednesday, said an EOW official.
The UDC, Hero Keswani, 54, tried to stop the team from conducting a search but when they didn’t stop, he consumed floor cleaner. He was rushed to Hamidia Hospital where his condition is said to be stable, said Rajesh Singh, superintendent of police (SP), EOW, Bhopal.
The search resumed in the afternoon in front of his wife and two children. The team has recovered ₹85 lakh cash from his three-storey house in Bairagarh. 14 papers and sale deeds of properties have been found. He owned three luxury cars and other luxury decorative items were also found at his house, said the SP.
We were receiving complaints against him. He is said to be close to the secretary of Jeev Sewa Sansthan, a charitable trust, who is under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for selling lands received as donations for the construction of educational institute to builders.
“The raids are going on till late evening. The lockers are yet to open and an estimation of the cost of jewellery is being taken place,” said an official.
A first information report (FIR) is also being registered against Keswani for attempt to suicide, said DP Singh, town inspector, Bairagarh police station.
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday summoned Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha in connection with alleged money laundering in the Patra ‘Chawl’ redevelopment case. The ED said summons were issued after transactions done on Varsha Raut’s account came to light. In April, the ED had provisionally attached assets worth over Rs 11.15 crore belonging to Varsha Raut and two of his associates as part of this investigation.
‘Tennis’ Krishna, a popular Kannada actor and comedian, entered politics by joining the Aam Aadmi Party in Bengaluru on Thursday. The party’s Bengaluru Twitter page congratulated him on the move and wrote, “Noted comedian from Kannada film industry Sri Tennis Krishna joined the AAP family today. Hearty welcome sir.” He has acted in around 600 movies, including Neela Megha Shyama, Mojugara Sogasugara and Veera Madakari.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed previous government for neglecting Azamgarh and said that the eastern Uttar Pradesh district is now on the path of development that his government was ensuring. “Purvanchal Expressway was built. People here have got the benefit of the housing schemes. Our focus is on the development of Azamgarh.” He was apparently referring to the backlash in the aftermath of the incidents such as the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts.
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BJP leader and former minister Praveen Sharma passed away on Thursday morning after a brief illness. Also read: After brief lull, Himachal Pradesh braces for heavy rain HSharmabreathed his last at his house in Amb town with his family by his side. He was elected from Amb assembly constituency in 1998 and served as excise and taxation-cum-youth welfare and sports minister in the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led BJP government.