Express news service
PATNA: The Economic Office unit carried out simultaneous raids on Wednesday on the premises of corrupt Bihar officer Rakesh Dubey.
Rakesh Dubey, posted as SP in Bhojpur after being promoted, was quickly removed from his post for his alleged links to the Sand Mafia.
During several searches carried out at four sites in Patna and Jharkhand, teams from the Economic Office Unit (EOU) came across documents showing Dubey’s illegal investments in real estate, land and other hotel activities in Bihar. , Jharkhand and Noida.
A disproportionate asset case was filed against him and was suspended for complicity with the sand mafia and abuse of his office.
Rakesh Dubey is the first IPS officer against whom a disproportionate assets case has been filed by the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar in Bihar.
The campaign against corrupt officials has intensified after the state government recently appointed senior IPS official NH Khan as ADG of EIU, known for cracking down on corrupt practices.
Khan said EOU teams detected Dubey’s illegal investments in real estate in Jharkhand and Bihar.
Dubey was promoted to IPS in 2000 and had served in the STF and other wings of the Bihar Police. He received the Police Meritorious Service Medal in 2016.
“A transaction of Rs 25 lakh was detected during the search operation by EOU. The transaction was carried out on the bank account of Khayati Construction,” said the ADG of EOU.
“Dubey was also found loaning interest crore money and during his assignment as SDPO in Phulwarisharif he had purchased land,” the official statement from the EOU said.
â€œMost interestingly, Dubey made an almost negligible withdrawal of money from his salary during his period of service. So far, evidence has been collected of disproportionate property, worth Rs 22.214.171.1241. “said EOU.