The Ghaziabad Police has arrested Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of the Department of Stamps, Ghaziabad, Rajesh Sharma, for abusing his respectable role by indulging in corrupt practices and inflicting a loss of over Rs 100 crore on the State exchequer. The arrest was late on Thursday night 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. The AIG was produced earlier than the magistrate on Friday and turned despatched to fourteen days’ judicial custody, a police professional said.

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 distinct numbers to extort cash and never used its reliable telephone variety. Besides, the officer extorted money by issuing notices to asset customers on faux court cases. Also, the AIG became 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 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, became 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 the Deed Writer Association, and propose Anil Chaudhary, who alleged that the officer became 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 the sub-registrar office.


The FIR states that the officer had taken all the statistics from his workplace in pen power to the non-public region, and his subordinates have been furnishing his documents. The FIR states that if the property consumers no longer provide bribes, the AIG used to model cases in civil courts and force them to come back to the desk and extort big sums from them.

The FIR similarly states that the officer had substantially reduced the District Collector’s Circle Rate and prom promptings to the state exchequer. Sharma had slashed the circle charge of RED Mall at the New Bus Stand from Rs 1 50,000 to Rs. Seventy-five 000- which is half of-of the prevailing rate. There were different 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 the raid was 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 became part of the raiding celebration, opened the system and discovered that an unsigned order of former DM Nidhi Kesarwani had been uploaded on the computer. Sub Inspector Dharmendra Lamba organized a recovery memo, and computer, printer, and different files were seized and connected to a case property.

Ministry S Nair, the DM of Ghaziabad, had on June 15 endorsed the AIG suspension after being 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 requested to bring Rs 10 lakh from any other individual, Ashutosh Joshi.