TWO YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS. 20,000/- TO THEN SUPERINTENDENT OF CUSTOMS FOR ACQUIRING DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS
The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai has convicted Shri B. Pugazhenthi, then Superintendent of Customs, Chennai and sentenced him to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 20,000/- in a disproportionate assets case.
CBI had registered a case on the allegation that Shri B. Pugazhenthi, Superintendent of Customs, Chennai had abused his official position and acquired assets disproportionate to his known source of income. The investigation revealed that during the check period from 01.01.2004 to 30.11.2009, Shri B. Pugazhenthi has acquired disproportionate assets, both movable & immovable to the tune of Rs.89,72,956/- in his name & in the names of his family members and incurred an expenditure of Rs.45,80,974/- as against his total income of Rs.70,91,059/-.
CBI filed charge sheet against Shri B. Pugazhenthi U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The Designated Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.
Source- CBI Press Release, New Delhi, 11.06.2014