SEVEN YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.3.5 CRORE TO THEN ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX IN DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETS CASE; THREE OTHER ACCUSED ALSO SENTENCED

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) has sentenced Shri Swetabh Suman(an IRS Officer of 1988 Batch), the then Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Jamshedpur to undergo seven years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.3.5 crore; his mother Smt. Gulab Devi to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10,000/- and two other persons, namely Arun Kumar Singh & Rajinder Vikram Singh, both to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.20,000/-each in a disproportionate assests case. The Court has also ordered the confiscation of the properties of the accused Swetabh Suman including the house at Dehradun, 01 plot at Noida, the Hotel at Bodh Gaya (Bihar) and a Honda City Car.

CBI had registered a case on 02.08.2005 against Shri Swetabh Suman u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1) (e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for being in alleged possession of huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, during the period from April, 1997 to March, 2004.

Investigation established that the accused abused his official position as a public servant to acquire immovable / movable assets from his ill-gotten money amounting to Rs. 3,13,90,408/- (approx) in his name and in the name of the co-accused persons. After completion of investigation, a Chargesheet was filed against the accused Swetabh Suman, his mother Smt. Gulab Devi, Arun Kumar Singh (his brother-in-law) and Rajinder Vikram Singh on 26.07.2010 in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them. During the course of the trial, some prosecution witnesses who were public servants had turned hostile. The Court has ordered initiation of appropriate departmental action against the said public servants.

Source- CBI Press Release Dated 14.02.2019

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  1. A Banerjee says:

    Only one of hundreds of such elements nabbed by the CBI, obviously because of disputes on sharing of the booty. One thing that public does not realise is that, such blatant high-value corruption leading to unjust enrichment is never possible without the patronage and support of the entire chain of hierarchy in the system involved in appraising the corrupt officials’performance year after year right from the beginning. One of the items in the performance appraisal report invariably relates to integratity/honesty. I’ll gotten wealth through unjust enrichment has the compulsive tendency to reflect itself in flashy lifestyle which no honest supervising officer can ever overlook–unless intentionally.
    Hope the hints are clear enough
    But, let this also be made clear that, only the corrupt in the country succeed. The honest are marginalized, ignored, sidelines–and even crushed

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