Bhopal: The raid by Lokayukta Police at residence of Public Works Department sub-engineer in Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh exposed that engineer has assets worth Rs 7 crore.

The engineer also has properties in Mandsaur and Indore. He has six bank accounts.

According to Ujjain Lokayukta SP Arun Mishra, engineer Shital Prasad Patel is currently posted in Neemuch, but he resides in Mandsaur. The raid was followed by a private complaint lodged against him. The complainant alleged Patel has assets disproportionate to the known source of income.

When initial investigation on Wednesday was proved true, the Lokayukta Police on Thursday at around 6 am raided his Mandsaur residence.

A team of 15 officials were involved in this episode. During the raid, Patel was at his residence.

Patel owns two bungalows each of 50 lakh in Mandsaur’s Shantanu Vihar, three flats in the same locality, two flats in Sneha Nagar in Mandsaur, and two flats in Keshav Kunj in Mandsaur.

In Indore he owns flat worth Rs 30 lakh near Bengali Chowk. Apart from these, in Neemuch he owns 30 bheegha land worth Rs 2 crore, two luxury cars, Rs 4 lakh cash and jewelleries worth Rs 3 lakh.

The police further informed he has two bungalows, six bank accounts and lockers in Jabalpur also. House hold items were estimated around Rs 10 lakh.

A team of Lokayukta Police on Thursday evening went to his Neemuch residence along with Patel. It has been said that he had divorced his wife.

During the course of interrogation, it was revealed that Patel had paid the total amount to road contractor who was given tender to built Chitkheda-Keri road three years ago. However, the department inquiry is still on into the matter.

The Lokayukta Police is slated to open his bank lockers on Friday.

(JPN/Bureau)