New Delhi: A CBI court here has ordered framing of charges against a suspended deputy commissioner of Income Tax and a personal assistant to a former Minister of State for Finance in a four-year-old corruption case.

Special Judge I K Kochhar ordered framing charges against Anurag Vardhan, a 1994 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer who was suspended following his arrest by the probe agency in May, 2003, and R Perumalswamy, an assistant to then Minister of State for Finance G Ramachandran.

A Krishanamurthy, a Chennai-based chartered accountant and an accused in the case, has also been slapped with charges of taking illegal gratification in order to influence public servants. - PTI