PATNA: The state government in Bihar has suspended IAS officer Deepak Anand on the charges of corruption.
Anand, a 2007 batch IAS officer who served as the district magistrate of Banka and Saran, had come under controversy after the vigilance sleuths uncovered huge property disproportionate to his known source of income during raids conducted at various places.
The raids were conducted at his native village in Sitamarhi district, his room at Patna Circuit House, hostel room of his wife Dr Shikha Anand at Katihar Medical College and his sasural in Godda district in Jharkhand. The raids were conducted earlier this month.
Anand who was earlier posted as the district magistrate of Saran is accused of possessing property worth Rs 2.44 crore disproportionate to his known source of income.
The authorities had also laid their hands on various bank accounts being operated by others during the raid.
The sleuths also unearthed Kisan Vikas Patra valued at Rs25 lakh, postal investments worth Rs27.50 lakh and jewelry receipts worth Rs25 lakh.
Reports said during the raids the sleuths also sealed the hostel room of IAS official’s wife Shikha Anand who is doing post graduation in radiology from a private medical college in Katihar.
He is the third IAS officer being investigated in a corruption case.