Rajasthan retired official and family sentenced for illegal wealth

The family of former deputy manager of the Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation, Surendra Sharma, his wife, son and daughter were found guilty of corruption by a special court and sentenced to six years in prison. In 2010 the ACB recovered crores of rupees from the possession of the Sharma family after the corruption scam in the dairy federation was busted, and they arrested Surendra, the son of a government school teacher. Surendra illegally took commissions per truck on fodder that was supplied to villages. He was appointed by the dairy federation in the 1970s and during his service he worked in Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Bharatpur. He stashed crores of rupees, gold and ornaments in various lockers and banks. He also owned a Rs.1 crore bungalow and land in Ajmer. The court asked Sharma to deposit with the government treasury a fine of Rs.25 lakhs, and ordered his family to deposit Rs.2.5 crore as well as 7kg of gold recovered from their home and from various bank lockers. The court stated that if the convicted family do not pay the fines, they would have to add one more year to the prison sentence.