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Diamonds, gold found in Censor Board CEO’s locker

It seized 2 kg gold jewellery and diamonds worth Rs 65 lakh from Kumar’s locker jointly held with his wife Surbhi.

Central Bureau of Film Certification CEO Rakesh Kumar’s bank details have revealed that he acquired property and ornaments worth Rs 4.69 crore, the CBI claimed Friday, seeking extension of his remand. His remand has been extended by seven days by the Special CBI court.

In addition, the remand application filed by Inspector Suresh Iyer of the CBI claimed that the CEO received a “Lenovo laptop and an Apple i-pad” on August 1 for arranging the screening of Tamil film Anjaan at Infinity mall. “The movie was examined on July 30, 2014 and subsequently censor certificate was issued on August 5, 2014,” the CBI plea read. Kumar also received illegal gratification of Rs 50,000 for screening the movie on August 9, it alleged.

According to the CBI, Kumar’s bank lockers are in Mumbai and Vadodra. It seized 2 kg gold jewellery and diamonds worth Rs 65 lakh from Kumar’s locker jointly held with his wife Surbhi in Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank, Vadodara.

The plea also revealed a property worth Rs 29.15 lakh was purchased in Delhi’s Uday Park in July 2006 in the name of Kumar’s mother and sold for Rs 42.4 lakh in January 2010.

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First published on: 23-08-2014 at 02:15 IST
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