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MP: Suspended DIG jailed in DA case

MP: Suspended DIG jailed in DA case

Suspended Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Umesh Gandhi was sent to jail here after a court rejected his bail plea in a disproportionate assets case.

Special Judge Kashi Nath Singh yesterday turned down the bail plea of Gandhi, his wife Archana and brother Ajay Gandhi, who was posted as guard at Sehore district jail – also accused in the case – and sent them to Central Jail.

Gandhi had served as Superintendent of Central Jail in Bhopal from 1992 to 1995.

He arrived at the prison around 8.00 pm yesterday, Jail Superintendent Akilesh Tomar told PTI today.

Gandhi was put in the jail hospital under observation as he had undergone chemotherapy for cancer treatment the same day.

As per chargesheet filed against Gandhi by the Lokayukta Police last month, the suspended DIG owns assets which were 400 per cent more than his known sources of income.

Lokayukta Police had raided Gandhi’s residence on November 3, 2012 and reportedly unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 5 crore.

Gandhi, his wife and brother did not depose before the court when they were chargesheeted on January 22, 2016 and were wanted since then.

( Source – PTI )


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