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Ghaziabad officer held in multi crore scam, 70 mobiles seized

The Ghaziabad police has arrested the Assistant Inspector General (Stamps) who used his access to property documents to extort money from buyers by issuing notices on fake complaints, and also reduced circle rates of prime properties causing massive loss to the state exchequer.

AIG (stamps) Rajesh Sharma was arrested on Thursday night for abusing his official position by way of corrupt practices that led to loss of hundreds of crores to the state exchequer, police said. The Ghaziabad police also recovered 70 used mobile phones from outside the main entrance of Sharma's apartment in Prateek Tower Crossing Republik Ghaziabad.

The security guard of Prateek Tower informed police that two cartons had been placed outside the main entrance of flat number 903 owned by Sharma. The police seized the cartons and took it to Kavi Nagar police station.

It is suspected that the mobiles were used to trap clients and to evade getting caught. Once a mobile was used for an extortion deal, it was not used again. This could mean that at least 70 such deals were struck. The call details would establish the crime after forensic test is completed, said Circle Officer II Sudesh Gupta

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