MP cops raid govt employee's premises, unearth disproportionate assets of Rs 1.5 crore

Published on : 10:31 PM Jan 23, 2022

More assets are likely to be found as the raid and the estimation process are underway, said Virendra Jain, Superintendent of Police (SP), EOW.

Rewa: A 40-member team of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) raided the house of Pannalal Shukla, posted as Time Keeper in the Public Works Department of Mada village located in Mauganj tehsil area, at around 6 am on Sunday.

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During the raid, police have recovered three vehicles and land documents from the house of the timekeeper. The raid continued till late evening on Sunday.

The 61-year-old Pannalal Shukla has served the department for 35 years and still has a year job left. Accordingly, his salary emoluments to work out to Rs 40 lakhs. Though the current salary of the timekeeper in MP is Rs 40,000 per month whereas, property worth more than Rs. 1 crore has been recovered. Advertisement

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The accused has a two-story house of 3600 square feet. Pannalal has 8 bank accounts, policies worth Rs 11 lakh have been recovered in these accounts, 2 accounts were also found in the post office, 3 vehicles including Bolero found, and registry papers of many plots recovered along with the insurance policy.

Praveen Chaturvedi, Inspector, EOW said, "The EOW was constantly receiving complaints of corruption against Time Keeper Pannalal Shukla. The wealth of crores of a small employee is beyond comprehension and a fair investigation will be done. Our team of 40 members is raiding after taking a search warrant from the court."

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More assets are likely to be found as the raid and the estimation process are underway, said Virendra Jain, Superintendent of Police (SP), EOW.

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