Chhapra (Bihar) [India], Jan. 31 (ANI): A 2007-batch IAS officer was suspended on Tuesday in the wake of an ongoing investigation against him in a disproportionate assets case. Also Read - Bihar: 6 Killed, 3 Injured in Road Accident in Katihar's Kursela

Deepak Anand, a former Chhapra District Magistrate (DM), is being probed by Bihar’s special vigilance unit in the Rs. 2.60-crore disproportionate assets case. A raid was also conducted at four of his premises in Bihar and Jharkhand on January 4 in this regard. Also Read - Bihar Board Class 10 Students Vandalise Properties at Patna's Boring Road After Social Science Paper Is Cancelled

In March 2017, Deepak as Chhapra DM had suspended the arms licenses of criminal-turned politicians who belonged to the Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) party. Also Read - Bihar Student Reaches Board Exam Centre in High Fever To Save Year, Dies

Following this, he was removed from his post for an alleged dereliction of his duty that led to the boat mishap killing 24 people during the Makar Sankranti. (ANI)

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