SEVEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.3.5 CRORE TO THEN ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE; THREE OTHER ACCUSED ALSO SENTENCED


Press Release
New Delhi, 14.02.2019

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) has sentenced Shri Swetabh Suman(an IRS Officer of 1988 Batch), the then Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Jamshedpur to undergo seven years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.3.5 crore; his mother Smt. Gulab Devi to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/- and two other persons, namely Arun Kumar Singh & Rajinder Vikram Singh, both to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.20,000/-each in a disproportionate assests case. The Court has also ordered the confiscation of the properties of the accused Swetabh Suman including the house at Dehradun, 01 plot at Noida, the Hotel at Bodh Gaya (Bihar) and a Honda City Car.

CBI had registered a case on 02.08.2005 against Shri Swetabh Suman u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1) (e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for being in alleged possession of huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, during the period from April, 1997 to March, 2004.

Investigation established that the accused abused his official position as a public servant to acquire immovable / movable assets from his ill-gotten money amounting to Rs. 3,13,90,408/- (approx) in his name and in the name of the co-accused persons. After completion of investigation, a Chargesheet was filed against the accused Swetabh Suman, his mother Smt. Gulab Devi, Arun Kumar Singh (his brother-in-law) and Rajinder Vikram Singh on 26.07.2010 in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them. During the course of the trial, some prosecution witnesses who were public servants had turned hostile. The Court has ordered initiation of appropriate departmental action against the said public servants.

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