Central Excise Superintendent gets 3 years’ jail in DA case

Madurai: A special CBI court Tuesday sentenced three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh to a Superintendent of Central Excise in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.

CBI Director Anil Kumar SinhaPhoto : Getty Images
CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
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CBI registered a case against S X Jayaraj, Superintendent, Central Excise Commissionerate, Tiruchi, who had retired from service recently on the allegations in a disproportionate assets case.

The CBI found in investigation that Jayaraj had acquired assets to the tune of Rs 37 lakh in his family members’ names and subsequently transferred in his wife’s name, during the period June 1987 to February 2006 when he was working as public servant, in the capacities of Inspector to Superintendent, while his income through known sources stood at around Rs 23.50 lakh and the expenditure revolved around Rs 16.58 lakh.

Accordignly, assets were disproportionate to the extent of Rs 30.08 against his known sources of income and expenditure incurred by him.

Jayaraj confessed in his statement, recorded under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code before the CBI Special Court Judge M M Krishnan that he was indulging in corrupt practices and earned the assets through the corrupt money.

On completion of investigation, CBI filed charge sheet against Jayaraj under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The Special Judge for CBI cases in Madurai has convicted Jayaraj and was sentenced him to undergo rigorous Imprisonment of three years and imposed a fine of Rs Rs 1 lakh in this disproportionate assets case. The court also ordered for confiscation of disproportionate assets to the State.