More than a decade after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a graft case, Haryana cadre IAS officer Sandeep Garg was convicted by a Special CBI Court in Saket (Delhi) for amassing assets to the tune of Rs 3.36 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Garg, a 1991-batch officer, is currently posted as secretary in the Haryana Finance Department. When contacted, he did not comment on the issue.
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Garg was arrested by the CBI in April 2004 along with businessman Atul Jindal, who was accused of acting as a conduit between Garg and another businessman. A raid was conducted as part of nationwide raids conducted to check adulteration of petroleum products. Garg was caught accepting Rs 12 lakh from the businessman.
Garg, who was then the Regional Director (North), Anti-Adulteration Cell of the Ministry of Petroleum, was convicted Saturday along with his father Swami Sharan Garg, brother Rajeev Garg and two others including Atul Jindal and Suman Sarin. CBI had found that Garg possessed assets worth more than Rs 3 crore, including Rs 1.7 crore in cash found in a bank locker.
On being asked about the action to be taken against Garg, Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said he was not aware of court order.