ONE YEAR RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.10 LAKH TO THEN JOINT SECRETARY (GOI), MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND TWO YEARS RI TO THEN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF CENTRAL EXCISE & CUSTOMS IN SEPARATE CASES FOR POSSESSION OF DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS

           The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi has convicted Shri S.K.Bahadur, then Joint Secretary & Legal Advisor, Ministry of Commerce, CCI&E, Udhyog Bhawan, New Delhi for possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.23,77,358/- and sentenced him to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10 lakh and forfeiture of Rs.26, 78,900/- recovered from the accused.

           CBI had registered a case on 03.12.1984 against Shri S.K.Bahadur for having amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs.46,24,842/-(approx) during 16.10.1969 to 04.12.1984. The assets inter-alia included a house at Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad; a plot in Sector 27, NOIDA, both assets in the name of his wife and moveable properties. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed in the Court on 27.06.1986 U/s 5(2) r/w 5(1)(e) of the P.C.Act. Prosecution examined 55 witnesses and had used 181 documents during trial which ran for over 29 years.

           In another case, the Additional Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai has convicted Shri Balaji Rao, then Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs and his son Shri Arthanarishwar Rao in a Disproportionate Assets case. Shri M.Balaji Rao was sentenced to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment while his son Shri Arthanarishwar Rao to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with total fine of Rs.75,000/-.

           CBI had registered a case against M.Balaji Rao, Assistant Commissioner of Customs and his son Shri Arthanarishwar Rai on the allegations that Shri M.Balaji Rao during the check period 01.01.2002 to 12.10.2007 had acquired assets in his and in the name of his son, family members to the tune of Rs.26.54 lakhs(approx) disproportionate to their known sources of income. After completion of investigation, charge sheet was filed against the accused persons before the Special Judge, Chennai U/s 109 of IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

           The Trial Court found the accused persons guilty and convicted them.

CBI Press Release- New Delhi , Dated-01.02.2016

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