New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge-sheet against a former Chief Engineer, Noida/Greater Noida Authority; his family members including wife, two daughters, son, daughter-in-law; a Chartered Accountant; three private firms (through their authorised representatives) and a Charitable Trust (through their trustees) in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) in a Disproportionate Assets case.
Investigation has revealed that during the check period from 1 April 2004 to 4 August 2015, then Chief Engineer and his family members were found in possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs.23.15 crore which was disproportionate to the extent of 512.66% to his known sources of income.
Investigation also revealed that then Chief Engineer and his family allegedly incorporated 3 private limited companies, 3 proprietary firms and 1 charitable trust to convert the black money into white.
Income shown in these companies/firms were allegedly found to be managed through accommodation entries after providing equivalent amount of cash through batteries of CAs in various manners, like money routed showing as unsecured loan, share application money, selling of shares at premium.
It may be recalled that CBI had registered a case on 30 July 2015 nder section 109 of Indian Penal Code read with 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 against then Chief Engineer, NOIDA/ Greater NOIDA Authority (UP); his family members and his business associates in compliance of the orders passed on 16 July 2015 by the High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench in Misc. Bench No. 12396 of 2014 on the allegations of acquiring huge assets which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Searches were conducted during August, 2015 at the premises of accused persons at 16 locations including at Noida, Agra and Lucknow. During the searches, it was found that the accused Chief Engineer was allegedly having 3 immovable properties; his wife was having 19 immovable properties and son 3 immovable properties. It was also revealed that jewelllery worth Rs. 1.04 crore was allegedly purchased during the check period by the family of then Chief Engineer.