IAS officer from Ukhand who accumulated about 550 percent more money than recognised sources of income was detained.

Uttarakhand government suspends IAS officer Ramvilas Yadav . Yadav had assets worth Rs 3.12 crore against his previously reported income of Rs 50.48 lakh .

Dehradun, Nov. 20: The Uttarakhand government suspended Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ramvilas Yadav on Wednesday night after the state vigilance team arrested him in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday for reportedly amassing wealth nearly 550% more than his known sources of income.Yadav was discovered to have assets worth Rs 3.12 crore against his previously reported income of Rs 50.48 lakh during the period under scrutiny, according to officials from the vigilance department.The vigilance department filed a complaint against Yadav in April this year under sections 13(1) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.He had been called for questioning several times, but they said he did not respond.

Yadav, who was serving as an additional secretary in the social care department, was suspended on Wednesday after chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami ordered concerned officials to take immediate action against him.In connection with the incident, the vigilance unit raided four places connected to the officer, including his homes in Lucknow and Dehradun.Yadav had sought a stay on his detention in high school, claiming that his wealth was the product of his entire family's hard work: his daughter, who works abroad, his son, who is a Supreme Court advocate, and his mother, who is the principal of a college.He also said that he was not allowed to tell his story.

However, a Yadavs advocate told the court that even after being arrested, he is cooperating in the case.Yadav had previously failed to appear before the vigilance department despite several summonses, and was now unable to answer any question correctly, according to the government.The court instructed the government to produce an affidavit in the court, expliquant its position in the matter by July 19, which will be the next hearing.(with inputs from Sonali Mishra in Nainital).