NINE ACCUSED PERSONS INCLUDING THEN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF CENTRAL EXCISE & CUSTOMS AND THEN OFFICER OF BANK OF INDIA SENTENCED IN SEPARATE CASES FOR POSSESSION OF DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS

CBI Press Release

New Delhi , 25.10.2012

            The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Saket Court, New Delhi has convicted Shri Kulwaran Singh, the then Assistant Commissioner (Imports), ICD, Customs & Central Excise and seven other persons. The Court has sentenced Shri Kulwaran Singh to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. One Lakh; his wife Smt. Kulwant Kaur to undergo one year Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/-; Shri Mool Chand Sharma to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.80,000/-; Smt. Santosh Kumari to undergo one year Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/-; Shri Devender Kumar Sharma, Shri Subhash Chand, Shri Harish Kumar Arora & Shri Balwant Rai to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.20,000/-each.

A case was registered on 06.03.2000 against Shri Kulwaran Singh, Assistant Commissioner(Imports), ICD, Customs & Central Excise and others U/s 109 IPC and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of PC Act, 1988 on the allegations that Shri Kulwaran Singh had acquired huge assets and properties, both movable & immovable assets to the tune of Rs.16,34,000/-(approx.) in his name & in the name of family members which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

After completion of investigation, charge sheet against accused Kulwaran Singh and 8 other persons was filed on 30.04.2002 in the Court and the charges were framed. After hearing arguments of both sides, the Court convicted 8 accused including Shri Kulwaran Singh.  One accused had since been expired during the court of trial. Further, the Court has ordered for forfeiture of amount of Rs.15 lakh recovered from the possession of Smt. Kulwant Kaur w/o Shri Kulwaran Singh.

In another case, the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Indore has convicted Shri Harish Panjwani, the then Officer, Bank of India, Tillore, Indore U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of PC Act and sentenced him to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000/- for possession of disproportionate assets.

A case was registered on 28.01.2010 against Shri Harish Panjwani, Officer, Bank of India, Tillore, Indore U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of PC Act, 1988 on the allegations that he had amassed huge wealth to the tune of Rs.6.68 lakh(approx) disproportionate to his known sources of income.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 28.10.2010 in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Indore against Shri Harish Panjwani, Officer, Bank of India, Tillore Branch, Indore for accumulation of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.5.22 lakh(approx).

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

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0 responses to “Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs Sentenced For Possession Of Disproportionate Assets”

  1. CA BHUVNESH S.VILAYATRANI says:

    They should be Hanged in Public so that other Corrupt bureaucratic take a Lesson for their Sins..

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