I-T probe report on Balakrishnan submitted to CBDT

The Income Tax department has submitted to CBDT a "full probe report" of investments and assets of NHRC chief K G Balakrishnan.

New Delhi: The Income Tax department has
submitted to the CBDT a "full probe report" of investments and
assets of ex-Chief Justice of India and NHRC chief K G
Balakrishnan and his family members on Tuesday.

The probe report has been compiled by the I-T
investigations wing in Kochi in coordination with the Mumbai
probe unit of the department.

The Central Board of Direct
Taxes (CBDT) is at present going through the report.

"The full probe report with regard to former CJI
Balakrishnan has been submitted to the CBDT last year.

The investigations into the investments and assets possessed by
him and his family members have been completed," a top I-T
official said.

The official, however, refused to disclose any further
information about the contents of the report.

Kochi DG (I-T Investigations) E T Luckose had last year
said that they have found alleged "black money" instances
after they probed the income of two of Balakrishnan`s

The Supreme Court had yesterday asked the Centre to brief
it on whether it has conducted any inquiry on allegation
against Balakrishnan of amassing assets disproportionate to
his income.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia directed the
government to respond within a month on action taken by it or
intended to be taken on the allegation that the former CJI
amassed properties worth Rs 40 crore in his relatives` names
between 2004 to 2009.

The bench asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati to apprise
it on the issue within a month.

Justice Balakrishnan was elevated as a Supreme Court
judge on June 2000 and was appointed Chief Justice of India on
January 14, 2007. He retired on May 12, 2010 after which he
was appointed NHRC Chairman.