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IRS officer, held with Rs 2 crore cash and Rs 6.25 lakh jewellry, to be produced in court today

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Rajasthan seized property documents and cash and jewellery worth crores of rupees after raiding locations linekd to the Indian Revenue Service officer, Sahiram Meena

  • The officer claimed he is innocent and has been implicated
  • The raids were carried out by the ACB at several places in Jaipur and Kota
  • The officer was sent on a day-long remand and will be produced in court today

Sahiram Meena, an Indian Revenue Service officer, deployed at the Narcotics Control Bureau in Kota district of Rajasthan will be produced in court today in a case of alleged corruption.

Meena was sent on one-day police remand on Sunday after he was produced at the magistrate's residence in Kota.

Meena claimed he is innocent and has been implicated. "I have been implicated. Am innocent and will be proven innocent," Meena said.

Earlier on Saturday, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Rajasthan undertook a major operation in which property documents and cash and jewellery worth crores of rupees belonging to Sahiram Meena and his family members were seized.

The raids were carried out by the ACB at several locatios in Jaipur and Kota. In the raids, cash worth Rs 2 crore, jewellery worth more than Rs 6.25 lakh and documents of several properties were seized by the ACB.

Property documents revealed, 23 plots were in the name of Sahiram Meena, 23 plots in the name of his son, Manish and 42 plots were in the name of his wife, Premlata. Documents pertaining to a marriage garden on Tonk Road, a petrol pump and several other properties have also been seized by the ACB.

The Bureau plans to handover details of the property documents and other details to the Enorcement Directorate and to the Income Tax departments as well for further action in the case.

The modus operandi allegedly involved Sahiram Meena taking bribe through middleman Kamlesh. The ACB carried out search operation after receiving source based information regarding bribes being paid.

"Now, the property details and the investigation report will be shared with ED and Income tax department as well. If the public gives some information about their property, and if some other information comes, that will also be investigated, " Dinesh MN, IG, ACB, said.