The CBI has filed the chargesheet against suspended IRS officer Chander Sen Bharti, his wife and brother-in-law in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The 1994 batch officer is also facing corruption charges in a trap case, in which he was caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh in 2013 when he was Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, in Gandhinagar.
The CBI officials said that the chargesheet was filed Friday before a special court against Bharti for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. His wife Indu and brother-in-law Avinash Kumar have been booked for abetment. Sources said that except a flat in Delhi, all properties are registered in name of officer’s wife.
“The investigation has revealed that during the check period from 1.1.2002 to 25.3.2013, he had allegedly acquired the assets worth Rs 1,63,12,939 against joint income of Rs 1,16,05,314 and expenditure of Rs 1,08,09,344,” CBI officials said. They added that Bharti’s wife was working with a fashion designer while her brother was allegedly involved in managing Bharti’s “ill-gotten” money. ens