Case against IAS Officer having Rs 930 mn Worth Property


Raipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here has registered a case against a senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer after the Income Tax department said he owned properties worth Rs.930 million (Rs.93 crore).

The IT sleuths raided the residence and business establishments of IAS officer B.L. Agrawal Feb 4. He was suspended by the Chhattisgarh government Feb 10 and the matter was referred to EOW.

An official here said EOW registered a case under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act Saturday, after the Bhopal circle of the IT department raided Agrawal's house and business establishments and informed in a preliminary report to the state government that the 1988 batch IAS officer owned moveable and immovable properties worth Rs.930 million.

The IT report said Agrawal invested nearly Rs.600 million in a steel plant in the name of his close relatives.

The report added that IT officials found Rs.68 lakh in cash at his residence and jewellery worth Rs.70 lakh and papers of Rs.80 million investment in insurance and mutual funds were recovered from various bank lockers.

  

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  • mohd hassan, udupi

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    Where were the officers when he invested the huge amount.now he must be sentenced to life imprisonment,and his wealth must be distributed to the poor mass who are below poverty level [BPL].THAT is democracy.

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  • chris Mascarenhas, Bendur/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    Wow! There is no limit to corruption!!

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  • Melvin Rodrigues, Mangalore, Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    This is only Preliminary account. God knows how much money he depositied in other foreign banks and real estates. Looks like while dying he is going to take all wealth. Government should distribute that wealth to poorest of the poor and needy people. Put him behind bars and give rigorous imprisonment.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    Check his Antecedents. His Qualifying as an IAS Officer must be probed, as he might have made someone richer to get to this post. What a shame! These Guys must be tried in the public and sent behind the bars for rest of their lives.

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  • ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE/YANBU-KSA

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    AS Mr Santhosh Hegde,Lokyukta Chief, few days back, said,the institution need full power to proscute these big fishes as at present he is helpless having little power so that IAS/IPS corrupt officers slipping from the net of Lokukta even though they were caught red handed.He was speaking about Mr Sampangi,MLA who was on bail,caught red handed while accepting money for the service.This is the situation through out India.Therefore Anti-corruption department stregnthened and given full power to control the corruption.

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  • capt.Cornelio, mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2010

    After paying a huge income tax i dont even have a car .Mr Agarwal you have done a good job by joining IAS and made your future bright for u and your family.nothing will happen to u even if you go to jail for few years when you come back you can enjoy this wealth.you can imagine how much political bosses must have made.Your the brighttest star of IAS fraternity

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