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IRS officer uses fake death certificate to escape CBI

An IRS officer, facing probe in amassing disprorportionate assets, allegedly got prepared his fake death certificate to escape the clutches of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has now filed charge-sheet against him for possessing properties disproportionate by 488 per cent higher than his known income.

Ali Akbar Taherally posted as Additional Commissioner, Central Excise in Vadodara was facing a CBI probe for amassing disproportionate assets of over Rs 2.40 crore when his income was about just Rs 54 lakh during the Check Period from January 1, 2005 to October 4, 2013. The agency has filed a charge-sheet in Ahmedabad Special Court naming him and his wife.

The 1989-Batch IRS officer of Customs and Central Excise had also incurred an expenditure of Rs 33.45 lakh, which brought his disproportionate assets to the tune of 488.25 per cent, CBI sources said.

“It was also alleged that after registration of the case, the public servant had proceeded on leave in the end of January, 2014 and made last application for extension of leave on June 04, 2014,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.
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