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Madhya Pradesh: Retired patwari gets 4 years RI, fined Rs 1.8 cr

11:17 PM Nov 30, 2021 | Staff Reporter

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A court on Tuesday sentenced a retired patwari to four years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1.8 crore on him in a disproportionate assets case.

Special Judge Yatindra Kumar Guru found Omprakash Vishwapremi guilty of charges under the relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, public prosecutor Mahendra Kumar Chaturvedi said.

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The special police establishment (SPE) of Lokayukta had raided the premises of Vishwapremi in 2011 when he was posted as a revenue official in the neighbouring Ujjain district.

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Documents of movable and immovable assets, gold and silver jewellery and luxury items were found in the name of Vishwapremi, his wife, mother and domestic help, Chaturvedi said.

Apart from this, the SPE also found two transactions of Rs 10.47 lakh and Rs 85.54 lakh in the bank account of Vishwapremi's domestic help, while deposits of Rs 8.38 lakh and Rs 8.40 lakh were found in two bank accounts of his wife, he said.

Vishwapremi has retired from his post, the public prosecutor said, adding that the court had earlier ordered the confiscation of some of his properties.

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