Bhopal: Social activist Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption has started showing its effect in the Madhya Pradesh as complaints against the corrupt officials are piling up with the ant-corruption agencies.

The Lokayukta Police and State Bureau of Investigation and Economic Offences are receiving a deluge of complaints, following which there has been a sudden spurt in the actions initiated against the alleged persons.

The Lokayukta police of Ujjain raided the house of a clerk, Om Prakash Vishwapremi, and recovered property worth Rs 1.5 crore.

SP Lokayukta, Arun Mishra said, “The probe agency is collecting the information about the accused persons. People are providing authentic tip off about property amassed by taking bribe.” 

Police also raided the houses of Deputy Collector Hukum Chand Soni and traced unclaimed property worth Rs 2.75crore. In a similar exercise, unclaimed property worth Rs 2.25 crore has been recovered from Ujjain Development Authority Estate Officer, Chandrakant Patel.

Bhopal Lokayukta, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sidhartha Chaudhary said, “We are getting a lot of complaints, some of them are out of our jurisdiction.”

The residences of several officials including Apex Bank Manager Amar Singh Yadav, Assistant Land Conservation Officer PN Malviya and Sihor Polytechnic Principal AK Deora have been raided in the recent past.

The Bhopal branch of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has already taken action against Prakhar Builder in connection with availing loan worth Rs 12 crore by submitting fake documents.

SP State Bureau of Investigation and Economic Offences, Bhopal Arvind Kumar Saxena said, “As per the complaint received by us, we are taking the required action in each matter.” 

JPN/Bureau