CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST THEN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER, SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND OTHERS IN A DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 30.01.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge, Mumbai against the then Development Commissioner, Special Economic Zone, Surat and Mangalore (now retired as Additional DGFT) and others including his family members under relevant sections of the PC Act & IPC in a disproportionate assets case.

CBI had registered a case against the then Development Commissioner (an ITS officer), Special Economic Zone, Surat and Mangalore on the allegations of acquiring huge assets in his own name, as well as in the names of his family members, during the period 01.01.1999 to 14.07.2016. During investigation, huge recovery of cash around Rs. 2 crore; 42 immovable properties at Mumbai, Malegaon, Nasik acquired through purchase; gifts from in-laws & 25 bank accounts were found from him and his family members. It was also alleged that huge cash was frequently deposited in most of the accounts. Disproportionate assets worth Rs 14.50 crore (approx.) were found in his possession as on 14.07.2016.

After thorough investigation, a chargesheet was filed.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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