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ACB uncovers wealth worth Rs 10 crore of Chhattisgarh housing board official

RAIPUR: Officials of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the residence and office of deputy commissioner, Chhattisgarh Housing Board, DK Diwan in Bhilai on Saturday morning and unearthed unaccounted wealth to the tune of Rs 10 crore including Rs 5 lakh cash and jewellery.

According to officials, preliminary inquiry has revealed that the deputy commissioner has multiple assets, residences, plots registered under his and his family members name, which are disproportionate to his known source of income.

During the raid, officials seized several incriminating documents indicating that Diwan owned three houses in Raipur, 2 in Bhilai and one in Mahasamund district, nine shops including 6 in Raipur and 2 in Bhilaiand also one plot in Mohali, Chandigarh and 1.80 acre land.

Officials also seized Rs 5 lakh in cash and documents indicating that the suspect had 18 bank accounts, Insurance policies worth Rs 3 crore, fixed deposits of Rs 57 lakh and gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh. The deputy commissioner reportedly has Rs 48 lakh cash deposits in his bank accounts.

During the raid, ACB officials have sealed his two bank lockers, one each in Dena bank and Bank of Baroda, Raipur.

Diwan's first posting was as Assistant Engineer in 1990 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and since then has been posted in Jagdalpur, Sagar, Bhilai, Raipur and Bilaspur. He had been promoted in 2012 as Deputy commissioner. Presently, he is posted in Raipur since 2004. He has been booked under various acts for possessing disproportionate wealth to his known sources of income.