Former Income Tax inspector gets 3-year jail sentence

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cbiJabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): The Special Judge for CBI Cases here has convicted Brijendra Nath Bala @ B.N. Bala, the ex-Inspector of Income Tax, who was posted at Ayakar Bhawan in Jabalpur and sentenced him to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.1,61,540 under Section 13(2) read with 13 (1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.

CBI had filed a charge sheet in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, here on August 29, 2009 accusing B.N. Bala of amassing during the period betwen January 1, 2003 and August 31, 2008 assets to the tune of Rs. 9,76,291 (approx) in his name and in the names of his family members. This was grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Bala had also been convicted by the CBI Court here on December 20, 2014 in a bribery case and sentenced to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000.

In another case, the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) has convicted Girish Patel, Proprietor of Supreme Diamond Works, Surat; Nagjibhai R.Patel and Parsottam M.Patel, Proprietor of Shrinathji Diamond Works, Ahmedabad and sentenced Girish Patel & Shri Parsottam M.Patel, both to undergo two years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.17,000 Nagjibhai R.Patel to undergo one year Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.8,000.

The case against them was registered on the basis of a complaint received from the erstwhile State Bank of Saurashtra, Head Office, Bhavnagar wherein it was alleged that the bank officers had sanctioned three loans to three different firms on the basis of bogus invoices and quotations and caused a loss of Rs.5,47,000 to the Bank.