The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the then Commissioner Income Tax (Appeal), XIV, Mumbai U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act. on the allegation that he had obtained pecuniary advantage to the tune of Rs. 50 lakhs (approx) during the period 2001 to 2008 in the form of huge donations for his Mumbai based charitable trust from Income Tax assesses/ parties coming under his jurisdiction and as a quid pro quo passed orders in the favour of the assesses.

Searches were conducted at seven places (two at Mumbai, two places at Nagpur, two at Bhandara and one place at Ahmedabad).

The search at the residence of accused revealed lavish and luxurious lifestyle. One more flat at Santacruz (W) was booked at the agreed value of Rs. two crores. It was found that the public servant has two lockers, one at Mumbai and one at Nagpur. He and his family members have 16 different bank accounts with SBI, Personal Banking Branch, Churchgate (Mumbai) with a total balance of around Rs. 75 lakhs and these accounts have been freezed. During search at his residence, a cash of Rs. 4.7 lakhs and various gold ornaments were recovered. The search at Bhandara (Mumbai) showed a big building in the name of the trust and in possession of the accused.

Further investigation is continuing.

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