Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 | Last Update : 07:45 PM IST

  Metros   Mumbai  06 Aug 2019  Civic official booked in DA case

Civic official booked in DA case

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 6, 2019, 2:58 am IST
Updated : Aug 6, 2019, 2:58 am IST

The probe revealed that Baviskar allegedly amassed the said wealth during his service.

The Thane unit of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a case against Sanjay Baviskar, the then executive engineer of the rural water supply scheme, Thane Zilla Parishad, for amassing 45 per cent more wealth than his known source of income.
 The Thane unit of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a case against Sanjay Baviskar, the then executive engineer of the rural water supply scheme, Thane Zilla Parishad, for amassing 45 per cent more wealth than his known source of income.

Mumbai: The Thane unit of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a case against Sanjay Baviskar, the then executive engineer of the rural water supply scheme, Thane Zilla Parishad, for amassing 45 per cent more wealth than his known source of income.

The accused had amassed Rs 1.3 crore, which was found to be in the name of his wife and children, who were also named in the case. The case was filed on findings of an open enquiry that began in 2015.

The accused named in the disproportionate assets (DA) case includes Baviskar (51), his wife Sharmila (49), Sadashiv Vaidya (50), the public servant’s brother-in-law, Eknath (71) his father and Tarachand Wagh (80), his father-in-law, investigators said.

“The enquiry into the allegations of amassing wealth led to the discovery of assets in the form of property and other assets that were found to be registered in the name of family for avoiding them from getting detected,” said an ACB officer.

The investigation revealed that Baviskar allegedly amassed the said wealth during his service between December 28, 1989 and August 8, 2015. The officials said that it was 45.46 per cent more to the known source of his income.

The family knew about the illegal wealth and despite the same, they allowed it to be registered in their names, making them co-accused in the case, officials said.

The details have not yet been revealed about the number of properties. The ACB will attach these assets in the case and further action will follow.

A case has been registered against all the accused with the Thane Nagar police station as per the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, officials said.

In another case, Former senior inspector Shahaji Jadhav, who had served with Thane police, is accused of having excess assets of `41.65 lakh, which is 47 per cent more than his known sources of income, Thane Unit ACB SP Mahesh Patil said.

Tags: disproportionate assets, anti-corruption bureau