Chargesheet against IAS officer in disproportionate assets case

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New Delhi, Sept 3 (UNI) After years of investigations against allegations of disproportionate assets, against a senior IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, the CBI has filed a chargesheet against him.

The chargesheet against Sanjiv Kumar, an IAS of the 1985 batch, was filed on August 30 in the court of Special Judge, CBI, Patiala House here under Section 109 IPC r/w 13(2) r/w 13(1) (e) of PC Act 1988, the CBI said today.

The CBI took over inquiry from the State Vigilance Bureau and after a Preliminary Enquiry registered a regular case in this regard on February 16, 2005.

In the chargesheet, it was alleged that the officer while working with the Government of Haryana in different capacities since 1998 had amassed assets -- both immovable and movable -- in his name and that of his family at Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ranchi, Dhanbad and New Delhi to the tune of Rs four crore, which was 570 per cent of his income.

Meanwhile, the CBI has also filed a chargesheet into the alleged irregularities of printing and supply of text books for the Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Pariyojana Parishad, Chandigarh, a case for which was registered on January 27, 2004 by the CBI.

Investigations revealed that a senior IAS officer who was then State Project Director, HPSPP, Chandigarh had in connivance with other officers and others, dishonestly disclosed the rates to be filled up in tender documents awarding contracts for printing and supply of text books worth Rs. 2.41 crore (approx) to ineligible firms.

Investigation also revealed that this officer received illegal gratification from these printers through his middlemen for having been awarded the contracts.

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