CBI registers case against former IT Commissioner

CBI registers case against former IT Commissioner

New Delhi, The Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case against a former Income Tax Commissioner and an Indian Revenue Service officer, among others, on charges of cheating, forgery and obtaining undue advantage, sources said here on Saturday. According to sources, when Sanjay Kumar Srivastava was the Income Tax Commissioner of Noida, he purportedly uploaded the orders in June, 2019 and backdated it to December, 2018. The IT appeals uploaded by him, included those, which were not under his jurisdiction. It was alleged that the accused, while posted as CIT (A)-I Noida with additional charge of CIT (A)-II, Noida, purportedly decided about 104 Income Tax appeals in the month of December, 2018, while they were actually decided in the month of June, 2019.

The accused allegedly passed orders in 13 cases, which were beyond his jurisdiction and the orders passed in the appeals were uploaded in the Income Tax ITBA system (using his RSA token) between June 11, 2019 to June 12, 2019, after demission of office by the said Commissioner, they added. They further said that dispatch records of the office were also manipulated. So far, searches have been conducted at the residence and office of the then Commissioner of Income Tax, which led to the recovery of incriminating documents, articles and electronic evidence. Other than the documents and electronic evidence, jewellery worth around Rs 2.47 crore and cash to the tune of Rs 16.14 lakh, watches worth Rs 10 lakh and bank balance of more than Rs 1.30 crore of the accused and his family members, has been found. Searches have also been conducted at places of some private persons in this regard, said the sources.

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