The suspended superintendent of the office of the Director General of Central Excise and Customs (Intelligence), Pune regional unit, Krishna Mahadik is in more trouble. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Pune unit, has registered a new complaint of disproportionate assets against Mahadik and his son Vinay, for possessing moveable and immovable assets to the tune about Rs. 1 crore.
This is the third case registered against Mahadik. The CBI had arrested earlier arrested him for allegedly accepting a bribe of over Rs. 1.09 crore from two Jalna-based industrialists, Surender Pitti of M/s SRJ Pitti Private Ltd and Dinesh Bharuka of M/s Om Sai Ram at Wakdewadi, on January 8. The agency has also filed a chargesheet under the Wild Life Protection Act against Mahadik for possessing a deer skin. The case is pending before the chief judicial magistrate.
A search of Mahadikas residence after he was arrested yielded a revolver, Rs. 6.37 lakh, 15 kg of silver articles, 250 gm gold jewellery, US$800 and 80 files containing documents about the purchase of flats. Later Mahadik was let out on bail.
Speaking to TOI, Vidya Kulkarni, superintendent of police (SP), CBI anti-corruption bureau on Tuesday said that a complaint of disproportionate assets was registered against the Mahadiks under sections 13 (2), 13 (1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 109 of the Indian Penal Code. The Mahadiks have not been arrested.
The action against Mahadik was taken after he failed to explain how he had come in possession of disproportionate assets.
Mahadik, who hails from Satara, joined service as an inspector at Ratnagiri. He became superintendent of central excise and customs in 1997 and started working in the Pune office in 2006.