Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 18:47 IST
The CBI seized 17 kilograms of gold and Rs 1.57 crore in money throughout searches at the premises of a retired railway principal chief industrial supervisor in Bhubaneswar, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
On January 3, the company had booked Pramod Kumar Jena, a 1987-batch Indian Railway Traffic Service officer who retired in November final yr, for allegedly amassing belongings disproportionate to his recognized sources of earnings.
The officers mentioned the Central Bureau of Investigation searched Jena’s premises in Bhubaneswar.
Over Rs 1.57 crore, 17 kilograms of gold and jewelry (ranging between Rs eight crore and Rs 10 crore), in addition to financial institution and postal deposit receipts of Rs 2.5 crore and numerous property paperwork have been discovered, they mentioned.
Officials mentioned Jena, who joined the service on March 6, 1989, and retired as PCCM in East Coast Railways, was booked below provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly amassing disproportionate belongings greater than Rs 1.92 crore.
“His spouse Rosina Jena is a housewife with no huge supply of earnings, however she frequently information lTR (Income tax returns). PK Jena had no different supply of earnings besides his personal wage and rental earnings. The daughters of Jena are additionally submitting lT returns,” an official alleged, citing the FIR.
In locker after locker, the illicit wealth kept coming out, officials said, adding that the searches are still going on and some more lockers need to be opened up. In its FIR, the agency alleged that at the start of the check period on April 1, 2005, Jena had assets worth Rs 4.53 lakh in the form of bank balances and plots, which spiralled to over Rs 4.33 crore at the end of the period on March 31, 2020, they said.
“Information disclosed that after giving the benefit of incomes as mentioned in their Income-Tax Returns, the total income of PK Jena and his family members from all known sources was to the tune of Rs 3.25 crore during the check period from April 1, 2005, to March 31, 2020,” it alleged.
After calculating his earnings and bills incurred throughout the corresponding interval, the CBI alleged that there was no passable clarification for Rs 1.92 crore of belongings which it mentioned have been 59.09 per cent over his real sources of earnings.
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