Court frames charges against ex-NALCO CMD, wife

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A CBI court on Thursday framed charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act against NALCO’s former CMD Abhay Kumar Srivastava and his wife for allegedly acquiring assets of over Rs.2 crore, disproportionate to his income.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Vinod Kumar fixed March 17 for commencing trial against the former National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) official and his wife Chandini.

The court also framed charges of abetment under the Indian Penal Code.

After they pleaded not guilty and claimed trial, the court listed the matter for March 17 for recording of statements of prosecution witnesses.

The CBI has alleged that Srivastava, a public servant from May 3, 2001 to February 25, 2011, had acquired huge immoveable and moveable assets disproportionate to the extent of Rs.2,29,49,746 to his known sources of income.

Regarding his wife, the probe agency said she had abetted the commission of offence by Srivastava.

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