The Uttar Pradesh’s Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested an ex-policeman from his residence in Gaur Green City, Indirapuram, on the charges of amassing disproportionate assets. The 62-year-old accused, Puran Singh, was arrested following a notice served by the ACB one month ago.
Singh has been accused of accumulating unaccountable assets under his wife's name. According to police, the check period of his income between 1997 and 2009 revealed an expenditure of Rs 31.97 lakh. However, an examination of wealth under him and his wife's name showed assets worth Rs 73.73 lakh. The case was registered in 2010 but he was not arrested then.
Apart from this, he was issued a non-bailable warrant in a case for threatening a local political party leader in 2011.
“He demanded money for a task. When he could not do it, I asked him to return my money. He refused and later conspired to kill me," alleged Naresh Yadav, national president of Bhartiya Panchayat Party.
On January 10 this year, Yadav had written a letter to Ghaziabad SSP requesting him to nab allegedly absconding Singh. "My life was in threat. Even after non-bailable warrant, police was not acting upon it," said Yadav.
Besides, Singh was accused of forging his passport details in 2018 in order to escape to America for settling his disproportionate assets. The bureau is investigating regarding this matter.
Puran Singh, who hails from Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh, joined the force in the year 1981 as sub-inspector. He retired in the year 2018 from Agra and was working as a property dealer in Indirapuram.