Three months after a special Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court convicted former DIG A.K. Jain in a bribery case, the same court on Thursday convicted him and his wife in a disproportionate assets case. The couple have been sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined Rs. 25,000 each.
They were later granted bail.
Chief public prosecutor Kalpana Chavan said investigations revealed that Mr. Jain had amassed assets up to 350 per cent to his known sources of income. “The court has convicted Jain and his wife Anita in a DA case after we argued that he misused his position as a public servant and amassed ill-gotten money,” she said. The couple have been booked under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Sate Home Department had received an anonymous letter in year 1990 against Mr. Jain, in which it was alleged that he had amassed huge property. The government later forwarded that letter to the ACB, which first started a discreet enquiry and later an open enquiry and finally filed a First Information Report (FIR) against him in 2003.
The prosecution argued that Mr. Jain had bought properties in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka in his name as well as in the name of his family members.
Mr. Jain and his CA were sentenced to five years in jail in April this year after they were found guilty of accepting bribe from a junior officer for protecting him in a departmental inquiry.