New Delhi: IRS officer uses his own fake death certificate to escape CBI

New Delhi (PTI): An IRS officer, facing probe in amassing disprorportionate assets, allegedly got prepared his fake death certificate to escape the clutches of CBI which has now filed charge sheet against him for possessing properties disproportionate by 488 per cent higher than his known income.

Ali Akbar Taherally posted as Additional Commissioner, Central Excise in Vadodara was facing a CBI probe for amassing disproportionate assets of over Rs 2.40 crore when his income was about just 54 lakh during the Check Period from January 01, 2005 to October 04, 2013.

The agency has now filed a charge sheet in Ahmedabad Special Court naming him and his wife. The 1989-Batch IRS officer of Customs and Central Excise had also incurred an expenditure Rs 33.45 lakh which brought his disproportionate assets to the tune of 488.25 per cent, CBI sources said.

“It was also alleged that after registration of the case, the public servant had proceeded on leave in the end of January, 2014 and made last application for extension of leave on June 04, 2014,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.

She said suddenly, in 2015 a Death Certificate in his name was allegedly received by his department which was purported to be issued on January 12, 2015 from Arrah, Bihar showing his date of death as May 8, 2014 which has been found to be fake during the probe.

It has surfaced during the probe that the officer and his wife, also an accused were allegedly holding two Pan-Cards each, she said.

“The accused had also opened bank account in the name of his Late father and the same was used for benami investments in Mutual Funds. All the assets were acquired as investment in Shares and Mutual Funds only,” CBI alleged.

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