Chargesheet Against IAS Couple Soon

The Lokayukta police are going to file a chargesheet on February 22 against suspended IAS couple Arvind Joshi and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing wealth amounting to a whooping `360 crore.

Published: 15th February 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2014 01:39 AM   |  A+A-

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The Lokayukta police are going to file a chargesheet on February 22 against suspended IAS couple Arvind Joshi and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing wealth amounting to a whooping `360 crore.

Highly-placed sources in the Lokayukta told Express that apart from Arvind and Tinoo, the name of Arvind’s father H M Joshi, mother Namrata Joshi, sisters Vibha and Abha are likely to be included in the chargesheet.

The filing of chargesheet, four years after surfacing the case, made possible after the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which is the controlling body of IAS officers, gave its permission to prosecute the Joshis last month.After receiving a tip off, most probably from one of the colleagues of the Joshis, the Income Tax Department had carried out a series of raids on the duo in February 2010 in which it recovered wealth valued at `360 crore.

In January 2011, the Income Tax Department had submitted a 7000-page report to the then Chief Secretary and Lokayukta in which it had described in detail the investment made by the 1979 batch IAS officers.

“The couple had bought large areas of land at various places, including at Kanha and Bandhvagarh national park. They also had invested the ill-gotten money in buying at least 25 flats across the country.

“They also owned 387 acres of land spread across Madhya Pradesh,” an Income Tax official, familiar with the investigation, told Express.

The Joshis held key bureaucratic positions in the 1980s and 90s. From July 1, 1988, to January 1, 1990, Tinu was deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and then transferred to the Ministry of Labour and worked there until July 1, 1992.

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