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12 Kg Gold, 3 Kg Silver recovered from graft accused IAS officer’s storeroom

The 12 kg gold includes nine gold bricks (each 1kg), 49 gold biscuits, and 12 gold coins, while three kg silver includes three silver bricks (each one kg) and 18 silver coins (every 10 grams).

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Four days after the arrest of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Sanjay Popli in a corruption case, the Vigilance Bureau on Saturday recovered over 12 kilograms (kg) of gold, three kg of silver, four Apple iPhones, one Samsung Fold Phone, and two Samsung Smartwatches from the storeroom of his house at Sector 11, Chandigarh.

The 12 kg gold includes nine gold bricks (each 1kg), 49 gold biscuits, and 12 gold coins, while three kg silver includes three silver bricks (each one kg) and 18 silver coins (every 10 grams).

IAS officer Sanjay Popli was arrested on June 20, for allegedly demanding a one percent commission as a bribe of Rs Seven lakhs for clearance of tenders for laying of sewerage pipeline at Nawanshahr. His accomplice identified as Sandeep Wats was also arrested by Jalandhar.

The official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that based on the statement of Sanjay Popli, the team of Vigilance Bureau conducted a raid at his residence and recovered the gold, silver, and mobile phones concealed in the storeroom of his house.