Mumbai: A special court on Monday convicted a former I-T commissioner and his wife for amassing assets disproportionate to their known source of income. Finding Vishwanath Shrivastava guilty of the charges against him, special judge N P Dhote sentenced him to three years’ rigourous imprisonment and fined him Rs 5 lakh. His wife, Nisha, was sentenced for one year and fined Rs 50,000. They were on bail since 2001.
The CBI had registered a case against Shrivastava alleging that while working as an income tax commissioner at Allahabad and Mumbai from 1986 to 2001, he had accepted illegal gratification from private parties and accumulated assets worth Rs 12.57 lakh.