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Rajasthan: 28 among 86 IPS officers are crorepatis

DNA   |  Feb 10, 2013, 06:22AM IST

Jaipur: Call it strange, but it is true. Additional director general of police (ADGP) (law and order) Navdeep Singh owns properties worth Rs 51 crore, which is not only the highest among all the IPS officers but the valuation is more than half of the assets earned by the remaining cops.

According to the information displayed at the department of personnel (DoP), around 86 IPS out of 129 have declared their assets so far following directions issued by the Central government. ADGP Singh emerges as the richest cop of the state having properties above Rs 51 crore. His properties are located not only in Jaipur but also in other states like Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

Besides, 28 IPS officers have also emerged as crorepatis. Though, none of them could touch the figure of Rs10 crore. 

Singh is followed by ADGP (training) RS Dhillon who owns assets worth Rs8.3 crore. 

Surprisingly, the total worth of the properties belonging to the remaining 85 officers is around Rs90 crore, while Navdeep Singh alone possesses properties worth Rs51 crore. This stamps Singh as the richest cop among his fraternity. 

However, it is also true that the highest valuation is the result of true valuation he has mentioned in the documents while revealing the property details. 

For instance, Singh has valued his 313 square-metre house in Hanuman Nagar at Rs2.59 crore. 

The real estate dealers have termed this valuation as correct and in sync with the market price. He has disclosed the correct valuation of his other properties too. On the contrary, other officers have undervalued the properties and submitted incomplete information. 

Half of them have not disclosed the present valuation of their properties, thus flouting the guidelines issued by the Union ministry of personnel last year. 

For instance, IG (CID) Ashok Rathore did not calculate the value of his properties and used the phrase ‘as per the DLC rate’ for estimation in the documents.

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