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ACB finds Rs1.28 cr of gold, cash from two lockers of GPCB engineer in Gandhinagar

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The Anti Corruption Bureau has found Rs1.28 crore worth of gold and silver ornaments and cash from the two bank lockers of a Gujarat Pollution Board Control (GPCB) employee.

The ACB had registered a case against BC Sutreja, an environmental engineer at the GPCB’s Jamnagar office.

The agency said the lockers were in a branch of State Bank Of India, Gandhinagar

The ACB had following a tip-off seized unaccounted money worth Rs5 lakh from Sutreja on July 12. At that time they had also found 20 gram of gold in his possession.

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A search of the locker in Sutreja’s name revealed gold worth Rs48 lakh and cash worth Rs69 lakh in one locker while the other had jewellery worth Rs23 lakh and cash worth Rs55 lakh.

The ACB has also begun investigation into the other unaccounted wealth of BC Sutreja.

He has been booked under section 13(1) (b) and 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act for criminal misconduct by a public servant.