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CBI court convicts IAS officer in DA case

PTI 23 Apr 2016, 23:14:14 IST
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New Delhi: A Haryana-cadre IAS officer was today convicted by a CBI court for amassing assets, to the tune of Rs 3.36 crore, disproportionate to known sources of his income.

Sandeep Garg, who was then Regional Director in Anti-adulteration cell, was convicted along with his father Swami Sharan Garg, brother Rajeev Garg and two friends Atul Jindal and Suman Sarin by a special CBI court at Saket, a CBI spokesperson said.

The CBI, following a probe, said that the IAS officer had allegedly acquired assets worth Rs 3.61 crore (approx) during a short period from January 1999 to April 2004.

According to the charge sheet, the assets included a plot in Haryana, four flats in Delhi, bonds and shares worth Rs 2.08 crore, bank balance amounting to Rs 2.94 crore.

Also, expenditure of Rs 4.67 lakh was found to have been incurred by the accused as the education expenses of his children as well as on other items.

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It was found that the total income of the officer and his family members, during 1999-2004, was Rs 29.25 lakh only, but the accused amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.36 crore during the period, the charge sheet said.

It was also revealed that the accused had acquired various movable and immovable assets in the name of his father, mother as well as a lady friend.

The accused officer had also created a private limited company with his father and brother as directors and laundered his illegal earnings by depositing cash amount of Rs 35 lakh in the name of this company as share capital and subsequently utilising the same to acquire immovable assets as well as incur expenditure on his extravagant life style.

Also the accused had tried to legitimate income through gifts from his father and mother which were in fact generated from his illegal earning.