Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Friday raided an Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, his wife and three others, and lodged a case of corruption under them, an official said here.
The CBI has booked Additional Commissioner, TDS, Vivek Batra, his wife Priyanka Batra, Managing Director of Viraj Profiles Ltd. Neeraj Kumar, and Alok Industries’ Director Dilip Jiwarjika and Chartered Accountant Shirish Shah in this connection, under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act. According to the investigators, between April 2008-April 2017, Batra, an Indian Revenue Service officer of 1992 batch, had amassed huge assets including movable and immovable, in his name and that of his family, considered beyond his known sources of income.
Investigations revealed that Batra has amassed assets worth around Rs 6.8 crore till April 2017, though his total income as a government servant during the nine-year period under check was approximately Rs 1.43 crore. In this, he was helped by his wife and the other three accused persons, the CBI said, as it continued raids at 10 locations in Mumbai, Thane, Goa, Karnal, and New Delhi. Further investigations are continuing, the CBI said.