Bengaluru: During a search and seizure operation, 28 kg of bullion, ₹5.7 Cr of new currency notes and ₹ 90 lakhs in old ₹100 and 20 notes was seized from a secret locker in the bathroom of a hawala operator’s residence at Chalakkare, a small town in Chitradurga District.
Chalakkare, with a population of 50.000, is about40 kms from the district headquarters.
The person, whose house was raided was involved in converting old notes and was accumulating bullion using old currency. This raid on his house was conducted on the basis of intelligence inputs.
New Delhi: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has busted a huge drug syndicate by seizing ₹ 30,000 million worth of Mandrax Tablets (Methaqualone) weighing about 23.5 metric tonnes.
These tablets are declared as banned psychotropic substance under Schedule I of NDPS Rules, 1985. This is one of the biggest seizures of narcotic drugs by the DRI, which is the apex intelligence organization of Indian Customs. It is the prime responsibility of DRI to enforce the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The charter of duties of the DRI includes collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of intelligence relating to smuggling.
It is learnt that DRI had received information that huge quantities of Mandrax tablets have been kept hidden at a place at Udaipur in Rajasthan by a Mumbai-based operative Subhash Dudhani, who has produced Bollywood films and owns several properties in Mumbai. The DRI officials brought this premises under their scanner and on 28 October 28 DRI raided the premises of Marudhar Drinks at Bhamasha Industial Area of Kaladwas in Udaipur.
According to CBEC Chairman Najib Shah, about 20 million Mandrax tablets have been seized in the raid at Udaipur and this is the biggest ever seizure by DRI. The mastermind has been arrested and efforts are on to nab more persons linked with this drug syndicate.
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today raided about 2-dozen premises of ten government employees in the State capital and other cities like Korba, Bilaspur and Raigadh and unearthed huge quantity of cash, other valuables and property related documents indicating assets grossly disproportinate to their known sources of income.
The search and seizure operation was continuing this afternoon.
When the ACB sleuths landed at Executive Engineer S.N. Pathak’s Bilaspur residence, he filled a pillow cover with currency notes and threw it across the window. The Executive Engineer was caught in this act and the money, totalling about Rs. 35 lack, was seized.
The officers, whose premises have been raided by the Chhattisgarh ACB, include Assistant Director of the State Civil Supplies Corporation Daya Mani Minj, Joint Director Education Department, Hariram Sharma, Registrar of Ravishankar Shukla University K.K. Chandrakar, SDO water Resources Department Anil Rahi and CMO Arun Sharma.
Earlier this year in Januar, the Chhattisgarh ACB had conducted raids at the residences of 3 Indian Forest Service officials along with 6 other officials and detected assets worth crores grossly disproportionate to their income.
These raids point to the maliase of corruption and how it has seeped into the system and corrupted the officers across different Government departments in Chhattisgarh.