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Former Telecom Director gets 4 years rigorous imprisonment, Rs. 25 lakh fine

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New Delhi: The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi has found guilty and sentenced Kailash Patil Aneja, former Director (ERU), Department of Telecommunication, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi (an officer of Indian Economic Service of 1981 batch) to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.25 lakh.

The convicted Indian Economic Service officer’s wife Anita Aneja will undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. one lakh in the Disproportionate Assets case.

CBI had registered this case on 29 September 2005 against K.P. Aneja. He was then posted as Director (ERU), Department of Telecommunication, New Delhi. It was alleged that during the period from 1982 to 2005, the accused acquired assets in the form of shares, properties, and gold which were found to be disproportionate to the known sources of his income to the tune of 43% of his legal earnings (approximately Rs. 24.45 lakh). After investigation, a chargesheet was filed on 20 December 2011 against the accused and his wife. During the trial, 69 witnesses were examined and a large number of documents were relied upon by the Court.

Two year Rigorous Imprisonment to retired IAS officer K Suresh

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corruptionChennai: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, here has convicted K.Suresh, IAS., former Chairman of Chennai Port Trust and ex- Principal Secretary General Administration Department, Government if Madhya Pradesh, and sentenced him to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10000.

CBI had registered a case on the allegations that Suresh while working as Chairman, Chennai Port Trust in the year 2009 had obtained sponsorship for his son for admission to BE(Civil Engineering) to the value of Rs.12 lakh in Anna University from Vijayashanti Builders with whom he had official dealings, without any consideration.

Vijayashanti Builders were running two Weigh bridges in the premises of Chennai Port Trust during that period.

A charge sheet was filed against Suresh before the Principal Special Judge for CBI cases, Chennai under Section 11 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. The Trial Court found Suresh guilty and convicted him.

Suresh, a 1982 batch IAS officer borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre, was holding the post of Principal Secretary GAD in Madhya Pradesh prior to his retirement last year. In this capacity he was the supervising authority for the State Economic Offences Wing, the state government’s principal investigating agency against corruption. This despite the fact that he was himself accused of corruption and the CBI was prosecuting him under the anti-corruotion law. It speaks volumes of State government’s much proclaimed commitment against corruption.

The Government of India had accorded sanction on March 26, 2012 to prosecute the accused officer, who went ahead and filed a discharge petition taking the plea that Madhya Pradesh governmenr’s sanction was necessary to prosecute him. When the CBI court dismissed his plea, Suresh went to the Madras High Court which upheld the CBI court order ruling that no prior sanction from the cadre State was required to prosecute an IAS officer under the Prevention of Corruption case .

ESIC officer convicted, gets 4-year sentence in a bribery case

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cbiNew Delhi: The Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases in Bangalore has convicted N. Anand Kumar, former Deputy Director, ESIC, Sub- Regional Office at Peenya, Bangalore (North) and sentenced him to undergo four years simple imprisonment with fine of Rs.35,000 in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case against Kumar under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with Section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations he had issued claim Notices to the complainant in this case in 2013 with exorbitant and illegitimate demands under false pretext to the tune of Rs. 9.5 million.

The complainant met the accused when he came to attend two Court cases filed by ESI during 2012 and 2013 and enquired about the orders of 19 February 2014 passed by him against his (complainant’s) company. Kumar responded by telling the complainant to go in appeal before the Director who can waive the demand. The accused also demanded a sum of Rs. 25000 from the complainant for closing all the issues and Court cases pending against his company. The complainant approached CBI and filed a complaint against the accused. CBI laid a trap and Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 25,000 from the complainant. A chargesheet was filed against the accused on 16 December 2014.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for a Naib Tehsildar and others

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Panchkula (Haryana) has convicted and ordered 3-year Rigorous Imprisonment for Jai Pal Singh, ex-Naib Tehsildar, working in the Land Acquisition Office at Faridabad; Dhanpat Singh Ranga, the then Assistant District Attorney; Mahesh Chand Sharma, then Section Officer; Narsingh Dass, then Kanungo and one year RI to Yatinder Singh, Advocate with total fine of Rs.6,30,000 under Sections 120-B, 409, 420, 471 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) & 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) & 13(1)(c) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

CBI had registered a case on 2 March 2005 against those who have now been convicted. The High Court of Punjab and Haryana had transferred the Case to CBI which was earlier registered (FIR No.13/98, 15 December 1998) by the State Vigilance Bureau at Gurgaon on the allegations of defrauding the public exchequer of Rs.7,43,477.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 16 October 2006 in the court of Special Judge, CBI cases at Panchkula in Haryana against Jai Pal Singh and others. Charges in this case were framed on 24 September 2007.

The Trial Court has acquitted two advocates, who were accused in this case.

5 year rigorous imprisonment for two officers of Income Tax department

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cbiNew Delhi: The Special Judge for CBI Cases in Bangalore has convicted Dhirendra Kumar Jha, former Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, and U.A. Chandramouli, a former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax at Bangalore and sentenced them to undergo five years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs.7.50 lakh each for causing loss of over Rs.4.16 crore to the Government Exchequer.

CBI had registered a case on 26 September 2008 against Chandramouli, then Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax at Bangalore and Chairman of M/s. Children’s Educational Society, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore under Sections 120-B, 218, 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 21 April 2010 against Chandramouli, Chairman of M/s. Children’s Educational Society and Dhirendra Kumar Jha, the then Addl. Commissioner of Income Tax at Bangalore alleging that the public servants had entered into a criminal conspiracy with the Chairman of the society in the assessment of income tax of his NGO and fraudulently returned a key document reflecting financial transactions of the Society with a Bangalore based construction company without retaining the copies on record. The assessment of M/s. Children’s Education Society for the financial year 2003-04 was carried out on 22 December 2006 by the the convicted officials of Income Tax Department, ignoring the aforesaid transactions and reducing the tax liability which had caused a loss of over Rs.4.16 crore to the Income Tax Department(Govt. of India) and corresponding gain to the assessee. The Chairman of M/s. Children’s Educational Society, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore expired during the trial. Hence, the case against him was abetted.

The Trial Court found both the Additional and Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax guilty and convicted them.