The CBI on Sunday arrested Ajay Kumar Singh, an income tax commissioner from Nagpur and his wife for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 5 crore.
Singh was arrested on Sunday morning at the Nagpur airport, on his return from Mumbai. His wife Mrinalika was picked up by the agency from their residence at Seminary Hills for abetting corruption.
CBI officials had been on the trail of his assets over the last few days, after a tip-off.Singh had amassed property worth crores in Mumbai in the name of his relatives from Bihar, DNA newspaper reports
Singh had opened accounts in their names at a nationalized bank in South Mumbai, from where illicit money was being transferred to the account of a city-based builder, who in turn shifted the money to another builder's account, said special public prosecutor Ejaz Khan.
Singh failed to provide any satisfactory answer to the CBI's queries, Ejaz said. He was produced in the court of the special judge for CBI cases, Nitin Dalvi, and has been sent to transit remand till October 27.
The CBI probe revealed a city chartered accountant helped Singh. The bank account details of Singh's relatives were found at the CA's office. The account holders had PAN card numbers issued from Mumbai. CBI probe is on.
A senior CBI official said Devendra Doctor had filed a petition in the Bombay high court last year alleging that Ajay Kumar Singh had misappropriated Rs 80 crore.
He gave Singh a tip-off regarding the cash stashed away by a Bhuleshwar businessman. The IT team raided the place in and seized the money. But Doctor alleged that the cash vanished after the seizure and his commission was not given to him.