CBI searches seven places in disproportionate assets case

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New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at seven places in connection with disproportionate assets cases involving senior official Prashant Kumar Sinha, an official said.

“CBI teams carried out searches at seven places connected to Sinha, a former Chief Vigilance Officer of Bharat Coking COal Limited (BCCL) who is facing charge of amassing huge wealth between April 1, 2009, and March 31, 2015,” the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said here.

The official said the searches were conducted at three places in Delhi and Haryana’s Gurugram and two places each in Bihar’s Patna and Jharkhand’s Dhanbad.

The CBI had on Tuesday registered a case against the official for amassing wealth totalling over Rs 71 lakh that was disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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The CBI alleged that Sinha was involved in illegal financial transactions in his name and those of others, including family members.

–IANS

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