Mumbai: The Special Judge for CBI cases in Mumbai (Maharashtra) has convicted Ashok Kumar Purwar, a former Commissioner of Income Tax (IRS Officer of 1971 Batch) and his wife Chhaya Purwar under section 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and 109 of Indian Penal Code in a 14-year old disproportionate assets case.
Ashok Kumar Purwar has been sentenced to undergo three years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs. 100,000 and his wife Chhaya Purwar to undergo two years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs. 50,000.
CBI had registered a case against Purwar and his wife on December 3, 2001 on the allegations that the accused had amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. They were also in possession of residential flats (partments) in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore & a plot in Agra, beside Kisan Vikas Patras to the tune of Rs 2.17 crore; certain branded watches valued to Rs. 5,00,000 and Shares and FDs worth Rs. 20,00,000.
Purwar had served at many places, including Mumbai and Ahmedabad, as Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Income Tax. He had amassed assets worth Rs. 1.90 crores during the period from 1989 to 2001 which were disproportionate to his known sources of income. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed against both the accused.
The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them. The Court also ordered the forfeiture of the Kisan Vikas Patras and the branded watches.