CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THEN COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX(APPEAL) & OTHERS, AND RECOVERS HUGE ASSETS DURING SEARCHES AT AROUND 13 LOCATIONS IN DELHI /NCR




Press Release
New Delhi, 06.07.2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120-B, 420, 468 of IPC and Section 7 of P.C.Act 1988 (As amended in 2018), against the then Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeal)-I, Noida with additional charge of Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeal)-II Noida and others. It was alleged that the accused while posted as CIT (A)-I Noida with additional charge of CIT (A)-II, Noida purportedly decided about 104 Income Tax appeals in the month of December, 2018, while they were actually decided in the month of June 2019. The said accused allegedly passed orders in 13 cases which were beyond his jurisdiction and the orders passed in the appeals were uploaded in the Income Tax ITBA system (using his RSA token) between 11/06/2019 to 13/06/2019, after demission of office by the said Commissioner. It was further alleged that the dispatch records of the office were also manipulated to allude towards dispatch of the orders on 7/06/2019, whereas they were actually dispatched on 14/06/2019.

Searches have been conducted at the residence and office of the then Commissioner of Income Tax which led to recovery of incriminating documents, articles and electronic evidence. Apart from this, jewellery worth Rs.2.47 crore(approx); Cash amount of Rs.16.14 lakh(approx); watches worth Rs.10 lakh(approx) and balance of more than Rs.1.30 crore(approx) in bank accounts of the accused and his family members were found. A Bank locker surfaced during investigation is being operated. Searches have also been carried out at the premises of certain other private persons.

Investigation is continuing.

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