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CBI books IT officer over DA case

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked GE Veerbhadrappa, a Vice-President of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets, a charge refuted by the official who said the case was a conspiracy against him.
CBI sources on Thursday alleged that Veerabhadrappa, a chartered accountant who was an administrative member on the board, had amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.92 crore during his service between 2003 and 2013.

Sources said that searches were carried out at two places in Bangalore and Mumbai after registering a case against him from where incriminating documents were seized by the agency. ‘Every asset is declared to the Government and to the Income Tax department,’ Veerabhadrappa said.
‘It(the case) is a personal vendetta against me. I have been a strict administrator. I did not oblige the government’s directive to pass a certain order. The government has been vindictive to me,’ he alleged. Veerabhadrappa also said he had an unblemished service record.

The CBI has registered a case against him under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988 for possession of alleged assets to the tune of Rs.3.92 crore.
CBI sources said the agency has also registered at least two separate cases against members of ITAT in different parts of the country but did not give details on the grounds it may affect its ongoing probe.
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