Former telecom ministry director, wife sent to jail
NEW DELHI: A special CBI court here on Tuesday sent a former director of telecommunication department in the Ministry of Communications and his wife to judicial custody in a disproportionate assets case.
Kailash Patil Aneja, a 1981 batch Indian Economic Service officer, was Director (ERU) in the telecommunication department at Sanchar Bhawan in the national capital.
The special judge at Patiala House Court sentenced Aneja to four years' rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 25 lakh while his wife Anita was slapped with three years' rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs one lakh in a disproportionate assets case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered the case on September 29, 2005 against Aneja, who allegedly acquired assets during 1982 to 2005 in the form of shares, properties and gold. These were found to be disproportionate to the known sources of his income to the tune of 43 per cent of his legal earnings estimated at Rs 24.45 lakh.
"After investigation, a chargesheet was filed in December 20, 2011 against Aneja and his wife. During the trial, 69 witnesses were examined and a large number of documents were relied upon by the Patiala House Court," a CBI official said.
"The trial court found the accused guilty and convicted them," the official added.