Anti - Corruption Bureau

Priti Pathak

THE Raigarh unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Maharashtra has arrested Joint Commissioner of Sales-Tax, Mumbai on Sunday for demanding Rs. 60 lakh and accepting Rs. 20 lakh bribe. The ACB officials have arrested one more person who accepted the bribe money on behalf of Joint Commissioner.

According to ACB officials, accused identified as Ramdas Panaji Shinde and Irfan Mehboobali Bhopali. Shinde is a Joint Commissioner, Sales Tax (class- l), posted at Mazgaon, Mumbai and resident of Sheetal apartment, room no-602, behind Worli police station, Mumbai. Bhopali is private person and resident of Aditya Sunder, 304, opposite- Karnala Bank, Tapal Naka, Panvel, District- Raigad.

The complainant is builder by profession. Shinde issued fake notice to complainant to pay penalty of VAT tax for the period of 2006-2008. Shinde allegedly faked signature of his junior, an assistant commissioner. Shinde demanded Rs. 60 lakh for settlement of the dispute and not taking action and also cancelling the notice. After negotiation Shinde sealed the deal at Rs. 25 lakh.

Shinde instructed builder to handover money Rs. 20 lakh (the first installment) to Irfan Bhopali.

On Sunday around 11.35 am Bhopali caught red handed at complainant’s beer shop at Panvel while accepting Rs. 20 lakh.

Property of Shinde

ACB officials visited and supervised the house search of Ramdas Paraji Shinde at his Sheetal building, flat no.602, 6th floor, Dr. A.B. Road,Worli, Mumbai. It is a government quarters, one BHK flat.
During search following property has been disclosed.
Property on the name of Shinde…
1-Partnership firm by name Mahalaxmi Construction with partner Ramesh Jain, Irfan Bhopali and Amol Bade. Shinde have 20% shares in the firm. They have purchased 3360.9 Sq meters plot at Panvel for development from Shumansha Durga Trust valued Rs. 6,46,55,000 as per agreement papers, on November 28, 1995.

2-Plot at Village Makhamalabad, District- Nashik, valued Rs.1,85,400.

3-Agriculteral Land 3 Hecters 61 Aar. At- Jeur Kumbhari, Taluka- Kopargaon, District- Ahmadnagar. An ancesyral property.

4- Agriculture land 23 Aar at Nashik. Purchased in 1995, for Rs. 1,00,000.

5-Agriculture land 456 Sq meters at Makhamalabad District Nashik. Purchased in November 1995 for Rs. 53,000.

6-Agriculture land 8500Sq meters at Soygaon,Taluka-Malegaon. Purchased in July 2004.

7-Agriculture land 3 Hectres at Taluka Rahuri, District- Ahmednagar, valued Rs. 5,62,500. Purchased in June 2005.

8-Agriculutre land 1 Hectres, 70 Aar at Rui,Taluka- Rahana, District – Ahmednagar, valued- Rs. 3,19,000. Purchased in June 2005.

9- Agriculture land 1 Hectres, 60 Aar at Rui, Taluka-Rahana,District – Ahmednagar, valued Rs. 3,00,000/- Purchased in June2005.

10-Office premises No. 4/479 Sq fit office. Premises No.5/300Sq fit office premises No. 6/333 Sq fit, purchased price Rs. 13,50,000. Purchased from builder in 2008.
All theses shops are given on leave and License basis on monthly rental.

Bank accounts

1-Ramdas Shinde

a) Bank of Maharashtra Mazgaon branch.
b) HUF-SBI Vakola, Santacruz(East).
c)Devyani Sahakari Bank, Kopergaon branch
d)Ahmednagar District Central Co.Op.Bank, Jeur Kumbhari branch, Kopargaon.
e)Gautam Sahakari Central Co. Op. Bank, Juer Kumbhari branch.
Swati Shinde (wife)
a) Punjab National Bank, Worli Branch
b)SBI Vakola, Santacruz branch

Ronit Shinde (Son)
a) SBI,Vakola branch.

Anul Shinde (Son)
a) SBI Vakola branch

Property – Swati Shinde is a housewife.
1-Sathe Khat, Swati Shinde, 5 Hect.013 Aar at Pathardi, valued Rs. 4,50,000.

2) Row House at Sector-12, Plot No.D-55, Kharghar ,Navi Mumbai, valued Rs.9,00,000 given on 33 months rental basis. Monthly rent Rs. 18,000.

3) 496 Sq fit commercial shop no.4 at Neelkant Darshan, opposite Panvel bus Depot. Purchased price Rs. 13,00,000, purchased in 2008.Given on monthly rental.

Life insurance policies

a)There are five policies on the name of Ramdas Shinde.
b) Two policies each on the name of son Ronit and Anul respectively.
c) One policy on the name of Swati Shinde. As per documents. Actual value not known.
Shares /Mutual Fund
UTI Mutual Fund, valued Rs.1,00,000

Gold- total 1241 grams, valued Rs.33,50,000
Silver- total 1282 grams, valued Rs. 45,000

PPF accounts
A) Swati-SBI Vakola branch

B) Anul- SBI Vakola branch

C) Ronit – SBI Vakola branch

D) Ramdas Shinde- SBI Worli branch.

No other property like hard cash etc is found. Panchanama is going on.

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