CBI recovers 31 gold bars including expensive liquor from Delhi IAS officer


DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation regained 31 gold bars around weighing 3.2kg and worth over Rs 80 lakh from a senior IAS officer of the Delhi government named Sanjay Pratap Singh.

Accused Sanjay Pratap Singh has been arrested on bribery charges today.

Sanjay Pratap Singh who was an IAS officer of the 1984 batch serving as the principal secretary in the department for welfare of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities — and his personal assistant were detained on Tuesday night by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2.2 lakh from a manpower supplier.

The Central Bureau of Investigation also investigated documents of eight properties worth several crores of rupees in the National Capital Region allegedly owned by Singh and his wife. Around 800 grams of silver were also regained

.“Out of the eight properties, three are in Noida, two each in Greater Noida and Gurgaon and one at Safdarjung Enclave in south Delhi,” a CBI source said.

According to the source report, the CBI also found around 300 bottles of high-end liquor brands like Blue Label, Glenmorangie and expensive watches like Rolex and Rado. The agency is considering a probe to verify if Singh owned assets disproportionate to his known sources of incomes.