CBI arrests two Mum IT officials in separate cases

CBI arrested two senior Income Tax officials for amassing wealth more than their sources of income.

Mumbai: CBI has arrested two senior officials of Income Tax department for allegedly amassing wealth more than their known sources of income in two separate cases.

The accused officials are Vivek Batra, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax and Dhananjay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai.
A CBI official said Batra, a 1992 batch IRS officer, allegedly indulged in corrupt practices and accumulated huge immovable and movable assets exceeding Rs 1.27 crore in his name and in the name of his family members which is disproportionate to his known sources of income.

"Investigation has so far revealed that the accused has
invested his money in two companies which he formed in the
names of his two relatives," CBI spokesperson Harsh Bhal said.

The assets acquired in the name of said companies are
worth more than Rs 82 lakh. Batra allegedly used accounts of
these companies for converting his black money into white
money by making "fraudulent" entries in the accounts, he said.

In another case, the CBI has arrested Dhananjay, a 2000
batch IRS officer, on the allegation that while working as a
public servant during the period from December 29, 2000 to
June 14, 2007, he acquired immovable and movable assets worth
Rs 38 lakh in his own name and in the name of his family
During this period, his income was about Rs 20 lakh and
expenditure was nearly Rs six lakh, hence the disproportionate
assets was found to the tune of Rs 25 lakh to his known source
of income, he said.

Another person, Avinash Kumar, was also arrested for his
alleged involvement in this case.