CBI books additional commissioner of Income Tax in corruption charge

The officer had amassed over Rs 6 crore while his known income during the corresponding period was assessed to be around Rs 1 crore, CBI sources have said.

Published: 28th July 2017 09:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 09:28 PM   |  A+A-

CBI main office in New Delhi. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case against an additional commissioner of Income Tax (I-T) and his family members in a disproportionate assets case after searching at least 10 locations. 
 
The officer had amassed over Rs 6 crore while his known income during the corresponding period was assessed to be around Rs 1 crore, CBI sources have said.
 
Vivek Batra, a 1992 batch IRS officer, was an additional commissioner (TDS) of the I-T department in Mumbai between April 2008 and April 2017. Him, his wife Priyanka, chartered accountant Shirish Shah and directors of two private firms M/s Viraj Profiles Ltd. and M/s Alok Industries Neeraj Kumar and Dilip Jiwarjika have been booked, said the CBI communique.
 
The case has been filed under relevant sections of the IPC for bribing a public servant and accepting bribe under sections of prevention of corruption act for criminal misconduct and amassing wealth disproportionate to known legal sources of income. Under the sections, the accused can get up to seven years of imprisonment.
 
Vivek Batra is said to have acquired movable and immovable assets approximately worth Rs 6.79 crore till he served as the additional commissioner of I-T at Mumbai whereas his total legal income during the corresponding period was approximately Rs 1.43 crore, CBI said.
 
Searches are underway at 10 locations including Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Thane, Silvassa and Karnal, said CBI officials.

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