Anti-Corruption Bureau officials on Tuesday arrested M. Jagan Mohan, IAS, Joint Collector-I of Ranga Reddy district, on charge of amassing wealth illegally.
Searches at his office and houses at Banjara Hills and Himayatnagar in the city revealed that he had acquired properties worth over Rs. 4.6 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income, said ACB Director General K. Aravinda Rao. Nine special teams that carried out searches found the assets were in his name and those of his family members.
Estimated market value of these assets was over Rs.10 crore. Among his properties were two houses in Hyderabad (at New Nallakunta and Amberpet), six flats (two each at Himayatnagar and Shaikpet in Hyderabad and in Visakhapatnam). The Joint Collector allegedly also secured eight house plots -- five at Kondapur, two at Himayatnagar and another at Gopanpally, all in the city.
An amount of Rs. 15 lakh and gold jewellery weighing nearly three kilograms were found in his house. Documents suggesting that he had invested nearly Rs. 15 lakh in insurance policies, National Saving Certificates and Kisan Vikas Patra and bank passbooks showing balances to the tune of Rs. 12 lakh were also recovered.
Wife is RDO
Details of some more bank accounts and lockers are being verified.
Dr. Jagan Mohan got selected as Revenue Divisional Officer after appearing for Group-I exams in the 90s. Eventually, he was conferred IAS. His wife, Aruna Kumari, is working as RDO in Urban Land Ceiling office in city.