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IRS officer in charge of opium factories held with Rs 16.3 lakh

The Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested an officer of the Indian Income Service (IRS) on expenses of possessing disproportionate property, after round Rs 16.three lakh in money was recovered from his automotive throughout a shock examine in Kota district on Saturday.

Senior ACB officers mentioned the arrested individual has been recognized as Shashank Yadav, a 2010 batch IRS officer, who’s at present posted as Normal Supervisor, Authorities Opium & Alkaloid Works in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.

The officer additionally holds further cost of Authorities Opium & Alkaloid Works in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh.

“Yadav was nabbed throughout a shock examine of his automotive by the Kota ACB workforce on Saturday. It was discovered throughout checking that he was travelling with Rs 15 lakh money packed in containers of sweets. One other Rs 1.three lakh was present in his purse,” ACB DG B L Soni mentioned.

Yadav was travelling in a automotive that had ‘Police’ written on it, Soni added.

In line with Soni, the ACB had obtained data by means of sources that officers and employees of the narcotics division of the Authorities of India posted in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have been taking bribes and commissions from opium farmers by means of middlemen in change for serving to the farmers get greater plots from the federal government for opium farming.

“In our investigation we discovered that the accused was concerned in taking bribes in change for giving opium farmers permission to domesticate bigger areas. We now have arrested him after disproportionate property have been present in his possession in the course of the shock examine,” Soni advised The Indian The Press Reporter.

A case has been registered in opposition to Yadav underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act, Soni mentioned.

The DG mentioned the ACB had obtained data that bribes and commissions to the tune of Rs 80,000 was being taken from every farmer.

“Yadav couldn’t give any passable reply in regards to the massive amount of money recovered from him throughout our search operation. We’re questioning him to know extra in regards to the alleged bribery racket, relating to which we have now inputs,” Thakur Chandrasheel Kumar, Further SP, ACB Kota, mentioned.

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