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Gold jewellery, 90 voter ID cards found in Pingale’s flats


Nashik : Gold and silver jewellery and about 90 voter ID cards have been found during searches on the premises of former NCP MP and Nashik APMC chairman Devidas Pingale, arrested recently in connection with seizure of unaccounted cash, Anti-Corruption Bureau said today.

During the search conducted at Pingale’s Nashik house, gold ornaments weighing 1,180 gms, silver ornaments and utensils of around 1,220 gms, Rs 3,350 cash and other investment and property documents were seized, an official release of the ACB said.

Also, during a search at his flat in Mumbai, the ACB sleuths found 90 voter identity cards and a PAN card, the release said.

The searches were also on at his farm house in Matori village and other places, it said.

Pingale was arrested on December 21. He was yesterday produced before a local court today which remanded him in police custody until December 25.

The NCP leader was arrested after ACB sleuths quizzed him for over two hours in the agency’s office.

The case pertains to the seizure of Rs 57,73,800 from a car in Panchvati area on October 25 by ACB. The agency had arrested the APMC (Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee) secretary Vijay Nikam, accountant Arvind Jain and clerk Digambar Chikhale, who were travelling in the vehicle.

The trio had told police the cash was the dearness allowance (DA) and the difference in dues meant for APMC employees.

Pingale had represented Nashik constituency during 2004-09.

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