CBI Raids CGST Officer In Disproportionate Assets Case, Recovers 74% More Than Official Income

| Updated: February 10, 2023 1:23 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against an Assistant Commissioner, CGST, Mahesh Chowdhary and his wife, on the allegations of disproportionate assets in Gandhidham. 

The probing agency have alleged that the accused had accumulated disproportionate assets to the tune of around Rs 3,71,12,499 (approx) in the form of huge cash, bank balances, movable and immovable properties during 2017 to 2021 in the name of several family members.

Searches are being conducted at various places in Gujarat and Rajasthan. So far, cash upto to Rs 42 lakh (approx.), foreign currencies, Jewellery, costly watches and documents related to property have been found. His residential flat in Ahmedabad is currently tagged at Rs 6 crores. 

The CBI has so far recovered disproportionate assets worth Rs.3.71 crore, which is 74 percent more than his official income. According to CBI sources, a case of disproportionate assets was registered against Mahesh Chaudhary and his wife on February 8. It is learnt that he “took money from businessmen who evaded taxes.”

Originally from Barmer in Rajasthan, Chaudhary was earlier an officer with the Customs and Excise Department.

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