Mahoba Inspector Booked For Disproportionate Assets
Lucknow, February 12 (TNA) A police inspector has been trapped in the infamous Mahoba incident after which a case has been registered against him after property worth more than Rs 1.80 crore, has been revealed during a probe.
On September 7, 2020, a video of crusher businessman Indrakant Tripathi accusing the then Mahoba SP Manilal Patidar of demanding a bribe of Rs 6 lakh had gone viral.
After the death of crusher businessman Indrakant Tripathi, Inspector Ashok Kumar Singh, who was posted in the district, is stuck in investigating the property of policemen posted in Mahoba on the instructions of the government. Recently, the Anti-Corruption Organization (ACO) has taken over the inspector posted at CBCID Gorakhpur after filing a case against him at Mahoba Kotwali Nagar police station. The ACO has registered a case against him in the Anti-Corruption Police Station of Banda.
The crusher businessman died during treatment due to a bullet injury. Taking a strict stance on this incident, the SIT formed on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath which had registered a case against the then SP Manilal Patidar, SO Kabrai Devendra Shukla, constable Arun Yadav, businessman Suresh Soni etc.
On the other hand, on the instructions of the government, an investigation of the properties of all the inspectors and sub-inspectors posted in Mahoba in the year 2020 was also started. These included Inspector Ashok Kumar Singh (original address Fatehpur, Village Sagra), resident of Fortune Apartment of Vikas Nagar, Lucknow.
Assets worth more than Rs 1.80 crore found
On October 5, 2020, on the instructions of the government, ACO Saharanpur Unit Inspector Sanjay Singh conducted an investigation, which revealed that Ashok Kumar Singh earned a total income of Rs 1,43,70,091 from all his legitimate sources.
A total of Rs 3,23,76,148 was spent in acquiring movable and immovable properties. In this way, he spent Rs 1,80,06,057 more than his total income. When asked for a reply in this regard, he could not give a satisfactory answer. After which a case has been registered on his instructions on the instructions of the government.