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Punjab VB recovers 12 Kg Gold, 3 Kg silver, four Iphones from IAS officer Sanjay Popli's house

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 25, 2022 10:51 PM

CHANDIGARH: Four days after the arrest of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Sanjay Popli in corruption case, the Vigilance Bureau on Saturday recovered over 12Kg Gold, 3Kg Silver, four Apple iPhones, one Samsung Fold Phone and two Samsung Smartwatches from storeroom of his house at Sector 11, Chandigarh. The 12Kg Gold includes 9 Gold Bricks (each 1kg), 49 Gold biscuits and 12 Gold coins, while 3Kg silver includes 3 Silver bricks (each 1kg) and 18 silver coins (each 10 grams).

IAS officer Sanjay Popli was arrested on June 20, for allegedly demanding a 1% commission as a bribe of Rs 7 lakhs for clearance of tenders for laying of sewerage pipeline at Nawanshahr. His accomplice identified as Sandeep Wats was also arrested from Jalandhar.

The official Spokesperson of 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.

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