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CBI raids premises of public servants

NEW DELHI NOV. 9. In a nation-wide special drive, the Central Bureau of Investigation detected property, jewellery, investments and antiques worth over Rs. 3 crores during raids in over 25 cases at 75 locations on Friday.

The CBI said besides property worth Rs. 2 crores, cash, securities and investments worth over Rs. 65 lakhs, valuables such as jewellery and other household items costing Rs. 20 lakhs, and antiques worth approximately Rs. 1 crore were detected. Twenty-five cases had been registered and during the raids, the premises of 46 public servants were searched, the Bureau said in a press release here.

In a disproportionate assets case registered against an Executive Engineer of Daman and Diu, searches led to the unearthing of fixed deposits and bonds worth over Rs. 26 lakhs and immovable property worth over Rs. 4.5 lakhs.

In Chennai, a case was registered under offences of cheating and forgery and other sections for adulteration of petroleum products. In another case, registered against a Superintendent of Customs, Chennai, searches led to the recovery of cash and jewellery and documents relating to four houses and a farm house.

Antiques were recovered during a raid in Delhi.

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