PATNA: The Investigation Bureau (VIB) unearthed property worth Rs1.07 crore disproportionate to the known sources of income of rural works department’s executive engineer cum technical adviser Ram Pravesh Sah.
The VIB on Saturday conducted overnight raids on Sah’s 5-storey residence at Vijay Nagar under the Rupaspur police station area in Patna, his paternal house at village Potka under the Obra police station area in Aurangabad district and his Siwan office. Vigilance sources said Sah’s estimated savings should have been Rs60 lakh. An FIR related to case against Sah was lodged on Saturday.
A senior vigilance officer said raids were carried out since 3pm on Saturday till 5am on Sunday. “The check period for investigation was 1987 to September 7, 2018. During this period, his total earnings from salary was Rs90 lakh. However, prior to lodging the FIR, three plots at and Rupaspur were found in Sah’s name,” vigilance sources said, adding Sah had joined service in 1987. In addition, two flats at Vijay Nagar and one at IAS Colony were also unearthed.
Sah is posted in and set to retire within two years. Sources said eight bank passbooks and papers of fixed deposits worth Rs43 lakh were found at his Vijay Nagar residence. “In addition, Rs1.75 lakh and jewellery worth Rs4 lakh and keys of two bank lockers were also found. One of the lockers is with Raja Bazaar branch of . Land deeds and registry papers of his residence were also recovered,” sources said.
“Nothing incriminating was recovered from Sah’s parental house and his Siwan office,” the source said. “Two of Sah’s five daughters are doctors, one is dentist and two are engineers. Investigations were on to know the details of expenditure made on their education and donation, if any,” the source said.
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