Central Excise Superintendent, wife get jail in DA case

Chhenai: A Central Excise Superintendent and his wife were today sentenced by a CBI court to two and one year rigorous imprisonment respectively in a disproportionate assets case.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
XII Additional Special Judge for CBI Cases S Kannammal also imposed a total fine of Rs 1,50,000 on G Murali Krishna, Superintendent of Central Excise, and his wife K Usha.

Based on an allegation that while working on deputation as Superintendent, Special Economic Zone at Sholinganallur, Krishna acquired disproportionate assets to known sources of his income, CBI had registered a case, an official release said.

Investigation showed he acquired assets worth Rs 56.78 lakh in their names against known sources of income of Rs 20.38 lakh and incurred an expenditure of Rs.20.50 lakh, it said, adding that disproportionate assets held by them was to the tune of Rs.56.90 lakh.

On completion of the probe, CBI had filed a charge sheet under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The court has also ordered confiscation of the disproportionate assets held in their names, it added.