9-1--2000: New Delhi

CBI has registered a corruption case against State Trading Corporation (STC) director I.D Chaudhary on charges of abusing his official position as a public servant and amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

According to the FIR registered by CBI October, during his 21-year stint with the state-owned trading agency, the accused amassed disproportionate assets of over Rs 10 million .

The case, registered under sections 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) of the prevention of corruption act, has been entrusted to DSP P Lal for investigation.

Against his total income of Rs 2.5 million during 1979-2000, Chaudhary had acquired huge movable and immovable property, which he could not satisfactorily account for, CBI alleged.

According to the FIR, Chaudhary has acquired one house each in Delhi and Lucknow, three flats in the capital, two other flats in Gurgaon, two shops in Kalkaji here, a plot of land measuring six acres in district Raison of Madhya Pradesh and further 110 bighas of land in Alwar district of Rajasthan in his name and in the names of his family members with the total cost of about over Rs 8.716 million.

Further, he is believed to have invested millions of rupees in booking flats/plots at Vasundhara, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad and in the purchase of farm house in Manesar near Delhi-Jaipur road in the names of his family members, CBI alleged.

The agency alleged that chaudhary and his family members own three cars and a Maruti gypsy. They allegedly had heavy cash balances in various banks here, besides costly house-hold goods like TV, VCR, washing machine, fridge etc.