Indore: Meet the constable who 'earns' lakhs

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Indore, Dec 29: A constable in the state transport department in Lokayukta is discovered to have property beyond the scope of his natural source of income.

When police raided the house of Arun Singh Baghel, a constable with the regional transport office posted at Jabalpur, they found unaccounted for property and documents related to it.


Daulat Singh, deputy superintendent of police (Lokayukta) said,"Baghel has worked for more than 32 years and has earned a salary of more than Rs 50 lakh, but his assets far exceed his known sources of income."

He further added,"During the raid at his three-storied house in Indore's Annapura Nagar, sleuths found more than Rs 60,000 in cash, jewellery, three high-end cars, including an SUV. The team unearthed documents of two bank lockers in Indore and Rewa in which he is believed to have kept jewellery. The interiors of the house is luxuriously done up and is worth more than Rs 1 crore. A detailed valuation of Jaiswal's wealth is being done."

Sources revealed that apart from the house in Indore, Baghel owns two big farm houses, which includes one at Talawalichanda on the Mhow road near Indore and another in Rewa. In Rewa, he has a house in Bodhbagh, two flats in Anantpuri and one in Narendra Nagar.

Documents relating 30 acre land in Nibuha village, which also has a mango grove and two plots in Harikhurdi village were also found.

Baghel is reported to have worked in all the major checkpoints in the state, which includes Sendhwa that is noted for its handsome bribery tradition.

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