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CBI raids sacked I-T commissioner’s house, former office

CBI books recently sacked Income Tax Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Srivastava

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The Central Bureau of Investigation carried out searches at Noida residence and office of sacked Income Tax Commissioner SK Srivastava, officials. The search started on Friday and is still continuing. SK Srivastava was among several Income Tax officers who were asked to retire by the government recently.

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As reported by sources to Indian Express, The searches were initiated after a case was registered against SK Srivastava for cheating, forgery and obtaining undue favours. The search operation, which started on Friday morning and continued till Saturday, took place at 13 locations in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, including at Srivastava’s Pandara road residence and Noida office.

Sources further added that, The CBI has claimed to have recovered from Srivastava’s residence jewellery worth Rs 2.47 crore, Rs 16.44 lakh in cash, watches approximately valued at Rs 10 lakh, over Rs 1.30 crore of bank deposits in the name of the former officer as well as his family members, incriminating documents related to two immovable assets and a bank locker.

The CBI said searches were carried out at 13 locations, including a boutique in Vasant Kunj allegedly run by Srivastava’s wife, the residence of Amar Das whose services were used by the officer to write orders, two Chartered Accountants Anil Prahlad Kumar and K P Garg in Ghaziabad and Nehru Place, Delhi, respectively.

It is alleged that Srivastava as Commissioner, Income Tax (Appeals), Noida passed 104 backdated orders in June, 2019 — the month he was given forced retirement by the government.

The agency has booked him under the Indian Penal Code sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery besides provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act for obtaining undue favours.

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