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As per the statement issued by Gujarat ACB, this is “biggest ever seizure” in the bureau’s history. A record Rs 2.27 crore cash from Nipun Choksi, a government official who was arrested on July 16 for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1.21 lakh.
ACB stated that it has also recovered 300 grams of gold worth Rs 10 lakh from one of the lockers of accused Nipun Choksi, state project engineer (Class 2) with the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office in Gandhinagar. The gold was found from the locker of Canara Bank in Gandhinagar.
ACB officials said that during the search they had found a locker in the Gandhinagar Nagarik Co-operative bank Gandhinagar Sachivalaya Branch and recovered Rs 74.50 lakh from this locker.
Also the other two lockers in Gandhinagar Co-operative bank and found a cash of 1.52 crore with the total cash amounting to over Rs 2.27 crore.
Choksi was held in a trap on July 16 while accepting Rs 1.21 lakh after a contractor who had completed some work for the SSA in Patan approached the ACB with a bribery complaint.