The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Dy. Registrar of Trade Marks, Intellectual Property, Chennai for possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of approx Rs. one crore. The Anti Corruption Branch of CBI, Chennai has registered a case against Dy. Registrar of Trade Marks (Head of the Office and Technical Head Trade Marks), Intellectual Property G.S.T. Road, Guindy, Chennai and her husband (an Advocate) for abetment and for possession of assets disproportionate to the known sources of their income U/s 109 IPC and Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Subsequent to the registration of the case, searches were conducted at Chennai and Bangalore which resulted in the seizure of cash to the tune of Rs.33 lacs; fixed deposits for a value of Rs.85 lacs; Gold ornaments weighing about 3.800 Kgms; documents relating to immovable properties viz. two flats at Adyar, Chennai; two flats at Tirupathi; one each at Mumbai & Ahmedabad and having bank balance of Rs.10 lacs approx. in various bank accounts.
The arrested accused was produced before the Principal Special Judge for CBI cases, Chennai and was remanded to judicial custody.
Investigation is continuing.