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Raja, Kanimozhi and others acquitted in 2G scam case

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New Delhi: What is being described by different sections of people as a scathing censure of the CBI is the verdict of the Special CBI Court acquitting former Union telecom minister A Raja and M Kanimozhi of the DMK, who were among 17 people charged and tried in the infamous 2G scam case.

Delivering the verdict, Special CBI Court judge OP Saini told a packed courtroom today: “I have absolutely no hesitation in holding that prosecution has miserably failed to prove any charge against any of the accused, made in its well-choreographed charge-sheet.”

Special CBI Court has said there was no evidence available against the accused. The court order says: "some people created a scam by artfully arranging a few selected facts and exaggerating things beyond recognition to astronomical levels.”

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), the 2G scam, said to be one of the biggest corruption scandals that rocked the previous UPA government led by Manmohan Singh, had led to a revenue loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore to the Indian Government. The allegation was that there was conspiracy and corruption in high places and telecom permits were allotted much below market price.

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.

Essar played a direct role in funding transactions linked with Loop Telecom: CBI tells court

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essarNew Delhi: During final arguments, a special Court here was told by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that the Essar Group of companies had provided most of the money for transactions linked with a case in which the group promoters and Loop Telecom are defending charges.

The case now being heard in the final stage arises from investigations into the 2G spectrum scam. The court was told that the Essar Grioup had violated Clause 8 of Unified Access Services Licences (UASL) guidelines to acquire control of spectrum space.

The CBI court was also told that the Essar Group of companies was directly controlling Loop Telecom and this is explicit from the fact that the Essar Group’s human resource was also used to directly help Loop Telecom. The arguments would continue tomorrow.

Former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax gets jail sentence

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bribeNew Delhi: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Saket Court, New Delhi on Thursday sentenced Arun Kumar Gurjar, a former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi and Baljeet Singh, an ex-Inspector of Income Tax, Delhi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.200,000 each in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case on 29 December 2010 on the allegations that Arun Kumar Gurjar, who was then Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Range-29, IP Estate New Delhi, was invlved in a criminal conspiracy with Baljeet Singh the then Inspector of Income Tax, and demanding bribe of Rs. 500,000 from the partner of a private firm based at Naya Bazar in Delhi to finalize the assessment case of his firm without any hurdle. A trap was laid and both the accused were caught red-handed while accepting Rs. 2,00,000 from the Complainant as part payment of bribe money on 29 December 2010. Consequent to investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against the two accused in the designated Court on 30 December 2011. During trial, the prosecution examined 23 witnesses.

The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 & Section 120-B of Indian Penal Code (IPC), on 20 May 2015.