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Suspended Police Inspector sent to police custody

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, Feb 23 (UNI) Suspended police inspector Baban Kadam, who was arrested on charge of possessing assets disproportionato to his income last night, was today remanded to police custody till February 27 by Special ACB Judge S P Mahajan.

ACB (anti-corruption bureau) officers, who produced Baban Kadam before the court this afternoon, sought 14 days police custody to interrogate the officer on documents recovered in the seizure from his house as also other assets he owned.

The court was informed that initial investigation had revealed that he had amassed wealth over Rs 2.6 crores. Police had raided his house yesterday in which many investments and property documents including 'Kisan Vikas Patra' worth Rs 1,75 lakh and HDFC Bonds worth Rs 56,000 were seized besides details of a bunglow at Goreagaon and a house at Chiplun in Konkan.

The court on the plea of the defence, allowed home food and medicines to Kamam who is suffering from severe diabetes and hypertension.

Kadam, who joined the force in 1971 as a constable and reached upto Police inspector, was arrested in 2002 in connection with the 1999 MPSC scam and had spent 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2004.

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