CBI court convicts former IT Commissioner, wife

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Mumbai, Mar 22: The special CBI court today convicted a former Commissioner of Income Tax and his wife in a disproportionate assets case.

The court convicted Vishwanath Shrivastav (67) and sentenced him to three years imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 5 lakh. Shrivastav's wife Nisha (59), who was also convicted, was sentenced to a year in jail with a fine of Rs 50,000.

However, the court acquitted Shrivastav's brother in law Anand Beohar for lack of evidence. According to CBI, Shrivastav who was IT Commissioner (exemption) between 1986 and 1994 had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known source of income. The CBI registered a case in 1997 while a chargesheet was filed in 2001.

The CBI found that Shrivastav possessed assets worth Rs 19 lakh which was disproportionate to his known source of income, said special CBI prosecutor A A Ansari adding that Shrivastav could only account for assets worth Rs 10 lakh and was convicted for rest of the amount.


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