Former ED officer, wife jailed for DA case

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 14:52

New Delhi: A former Enforcement Directorate
official and his wife, found having a hotel in Dalhousie and
other assets nearly thrice their legal income, have been
sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court.

Special CBI Judge P S Teji sentenced 67-year-old former
ED Assistant Director D L Vaid to three years in jail for
amassing assets beyond his known sources of income between
year 1987 and 1995, in violation of Prevention of Corruption
Act.

His wife Kamlesh Vaid, aged 63, was also awarded similar
punishment for aiding and abetting her public servant husband
in his criminal misconduct. A fine of Rs 25,000 each was also
imposed on them.

As per the CBI, Vaid had joined ED as assistant
enforcement officer in 1971 and was promoted as enforcement
officer in 1976 and then again as chief enforcement officer in
June 1987.

In December 1994, the CBI said, he was promoted as
assistant director and remained posted in Delhi Zone upto May
1995 and that he acquired most of his properties from 1987 to
1995 in his name and in the name of his family members and
mixed up his illegal money with the income of his wife.

Vaid acquired immovable and movable assets in the name of
his wife, son and daughter, said the CBI, adding the
ill-gotten money was used to start hotel business at
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, in Kamlesh`s name. They also had
various bank accounts with huge balance, besides huge
investments and shares and paid hefty insurance premiums, the
agency added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 14:52

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