The anti-corruption wing of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted seven raids, including four in Vidarbha, after they arrested a retired income tax officer in Mumbai for his alleged involvement in raising fund for his NGO misusing his official powers while serving as I-T commissioner between 2001 and 2009.
Indian Revenue Service officer OG Ganvir, who retired as I-T commissioner in July this year, is learnt to have started an NGO with his family members and relatives as trustees. “While Ganvir was in service, he demanded money from those who approached him for work and claimed the money was for the trust. He reportedly collected Rs 50 lakh as donation between 2001-2009,” a CBI official said.
Following the action against the former senior official, CBI sleuths initiated raids at two places in his native place at Bhandara. Simultaneously, raids were also conducted at two places at the residences of the trustees at Nagpur. Raids were also conducted at Ahmedabad and two places in Mumbai.