CBI files case against income tax official

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a commissioner of Income Tax (New Delhi) for accumulating assets worth crores of rupees in his name as well as his family members,which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 22, 2009 12:43 am

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a commissioner of Income Tax (New Delhi) for accumulating assets worth crores of rupees in his name as well as his family members,which are disproportionate to his known sources of income. While the agency is yet to arrest the accused,raids are being conducted at five different locations.

Commissioner of Income Tax (New Delhi),Lav Kumar Saksena (a 1979 batch IRS officer) was working in the IT audit department in the Capital. CBI officials reportedly raided his office at Jhandewalan and his rented residence in Vasant Vihar,while searches were also conducted in Delhi,Kanpur and Bangalore.

CBI officials have reportedly recovered incriminating documents,including details of several bank accounts,plots,flats and commercial properties in Delhi. Saksena reportedly owns a house in Kanpur,a plot in Kaushambi (Ghaziabad),a plot in Vasant Kunj,a flat in Gurgaon,a plot and a shop in Bangalore,13 bank accounts with an aggregate deposit of Rs 66 lakh and demat accounts with investments of Rs 1 crore.

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