Ill-gotten assets of Rs 2 cr found from arrested Thane engineer: ACB

Thane: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday claimed to have unearthed allegedly ill-gotten assets worth around Rs 2 crore from an arrested superintending engineer of the Thane Zilla Parishad after conducting a search at his house.

The search was carried out on Friday following the arrest of Sanjay Baviskar, the superintending engineer of Rural Water Supply Scheme at ZP, for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3500 from a complainant for returning official favours, said ACB DYSP (Thane) Sanjay Mohite in an official release.

Baviskar was caught when he was allegedly accepting the amount from the complainant on the premises of the district collectorate, he said.

According to ACB, Baviskar and Junior Engineer P S Bhoir had sought illegal gratification from the complainant or according a technical sanction to the seven schemes of the complainant under the 'Thakkar Bappa Programme' for rural water supply scheme of the ZP.

Following Baviskar's arrest, ACB sleuths carried out a search at his house and have unearthed ill-gotten assets worth around Rs 2 crore, the release said.

ACB said it has found Rs 19 lakh in cash, fixed deposits in various banks totalling Rs 1.04 crore, documents of a row house worth Rs 40 lakh and various articles in the house valued at Rs 22.65 lakh.

Baviskar was booked under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and a case has been registered. A local court has remanded him in police custody till August 10.

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