EOW raid uncovers assets worth Rs 50 crore with ex-MP official

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2018 08:35:49


Bungalow 45 of K P Tiwari located in APR Colony in Katanga

Staff Reporter,


Sleuths of Economic Offence Wing (EOW), Jabalpur have unearthed disproportionate property amounting to Rs 50 crore and above from retired Executive Engineer of Water Resource Department, Kodu Prasad Tiwari, on Wednesday.

Separate teams simultaneously conducted raids at residences of K P Tiwari early Wednesday in Katanga, Jabalpur, Prabhat Vihar Colony in Satna, village Barakala and a petrol pump on main road in Rajendra Nagar.It may be noted that EOW already conducted raid at residences of K P Tiwari in the year 1998 but failed to find disproportionate properties. Besides this, Lokayukta police had raided the residence of his brother, Laxmi Narayan Tiwari, Sub-Engineer in Rural Engineering Department, Katni, a year back. At the time of raids, K P Tiwari was on vacation in Shimla.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, EOW, Rajvardhan Maheshwari, while taking to ‘The Hitavada’ informed that they received information about disproportionate property with Kodu Prasad Tiwari. Investigating the case, EOW learnt that Tiwari retired as Executive Engineer in Water Resource Department, Madhya Pradesh in the year 2011 and got financial benefits amounting to Rs 52 lakh and his maximum savings ideally should be Rs 30 lakh. In further investigations, they found that Tiwari had purchased properties amounting to Rs 2.25 crore between the year 2005 to 2011.

The EOW has registered a case against Tiwari, his wife Girija Devi, son Rakesh and daughter-in-law, Preeti under sections 120-B of the IPC and sections 13(1)E and 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act – 1988.

In the surprise check of properties, EOW teams recovered 1.5 kilogram of gold including one kilogram bar, 12 plots, more than 100-acres agricultural land, cash of Rs 20 lakh, 20 bank accounts, several bank lockers, a bungalow in Katanga and a flat at Russel Chowk in Jabalpur, a flat in Bhopal, a luxurious house in village Barakala, a petrol pump and 12 plots in Satna and several luxury cars.

EOW teams comprised of more than 60 officers who conducted scrutiny of documents throughout the day in Jabalpur and Satna. It has been expected that further scrutiny of documents and opening of lockers will disclose more unaccounted assets. Raids were conducted by EOW teams led by DSP, Rajvardhan Maheshwari, Inspector, Laxmi Yadav comprising Sub Inspector, Momendra Marskole, Govind Yadav, Head Constables, Mourya, Sumit and others in Jabalpur while EOW team in Satna comprised of Inspector S S Dhami, Shashi Maskole, Reena Pandey, Chavikanti Armo, Sub Inspector, Farzana, Ibrahim Khan, Kirty Shukla and others.