GZB STAMP AIG ARRESTED FOR EXTORTING PROPERTY OWNERS

The Ghaziabad Police has arrested Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Department of Stamps, Ghaziabad, Rajesh Sharma for abusing his respectable role by means of indulging in corrupt practices and inflicting a loss of over Rs 100 crore to the State exchequer.

The AIG was produced earlier than the magistrate on Friday and turned into despatched to fourteen day’s judicial custody, a police professional said.

The arrest became made late on Thursday night time after an inquiry ordered with the aid of the District Magistrate indicated the AIG for circumventing regulations to favor builders and within the procedure inflicting losses to the exchequer on stamp duty.

Also, the AIG become located involved in going for walks a racket of extortion and used to serve notices on assets owners for undervaluing after which took large quantities in bribes.

Police have also recovered 70 cell handsets from his flat no 903 in Prateek Tower Crossing Republik. It is understood that the AIG used to name from distinct numbers to extort cash and in no way used his reliable telephone variety. Besides, the officer was extorting cash by means of issuing notices to assets customers on faux court cases.

Police said the Naib Tehsildar Bhupendra Singh lodged a criticism on June 14, 2017, with Kavinagar police station in which he alleged that Sharma, in conjunction with former sub-registrar Ajay Goel, becomes engaged in extorting money via sporting office work from Ajay Goel’s non-public residence Atar-2/231 Raj Nagar in Ghaziabad.

Two complainants have been filed in DM ‘s office towards the erring officer by Rajesh Upadhyay the president of Deed Writer Association and propose Anil Chaudhary who alleged that the officer become strolling his workplace from a personal location and had taken the legitimate PC, scanner, printer and different authentic documents to that region (R-2/231) from wherein he used to control court cases via faux names on which basis he used to problem notices to the property consumers whose files got here to his office for screening once you have registered at sub registrar office.

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The FIR states that the officer had taken all the statistics from his workplace in a pen power to the non-public region and his subordinates have been furnishing his documents.

The FIR states that if the property consumers did no longer provide bribe, the AIG used to model cases in civil courts and forced them to come back to the desk and extorted big sums from them.

The FIR similarly states that the officer had reduced District Collector’s Circle Rate substantially and prompted huge loss to the state exchequer. Sharma had slashed circle charge of RED Mall at New Bus Stand from Rs 1, 50,000 to Rs. Seventy-five,000- which is the half of-of prevailing rate. There were different such instances of this nature.

Police stated the documents propose that the previous District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani bypassed the ADM Finance and surpassed an order to delegate power to the AIG. Emboldened with the DM’s orders, the AIG used to clear up disputes. A copy of this unsigned order turned into discovered within the computer of the AIG.

Earlier the City Magistrate issued a search warrant and raid turned into conducted at R-2/231 at Ajay Goel’s house where the AIG stamps Sharma and Goel have been determined engaged in running a computer. Rahul Tyagi, a laptop expert who changed into a part of the raiding celebration, opened the system and discovered that an unsigned order of former DM Nidhi Kesarwani became uploaded on the computer. Sub Inspector Dharmendra Lamba organized a recovery memo and computer, printer and different files were seized and had been connected to a case property

Ministry S Nair the DM of Ghaziabad had on June 15 endorsed the suspension of the AIG after he has been arrested under sections 420/ 467/ 468/ 471 /477, of IPC. Another FIR has been lodged section 383/ 504/ 506 of IPC on the grievance of 1 Brijesh Sharma who alleged that AIG Sharma and Goel demanded Rs. 10 lakh from him and requested to bring Rs 10 lakh from any other individual Ashutosh Joshi.