Nagpur: In a development of far reaching consequences, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Nagpur has registered two offences against the then Superintending Engineer of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) Nanak Pesumal Vaswani and his son Hitesh in disproportionate assets case.
According to ACB, an open enquiry against the then Superintending Engineer of NIT Nanak Pesumal Vaswani and his son Hitesh was going on in disproportionate assets case. Subsequently, the enquiry has revealed that during the period from 20.8.1980 to 31.12.2006, the known income of Nanak Vaswani and his son Hitesh was Rs 43,70,599. After deducting the total expenditure of Rs 41,37,581 from the income, an amount of Rs 2,32,748 remains as balance amount for acquisition of assets. However, when the movable and immovable assets of Nanak Vaswani and his son Hitesh amounting to Rs 49,62,471 were compared with the possible total balance amount, it got revealed that both the accused amassed assets worth Rs 47,29,723 (108.21 percent) disproportionate to their known source of income, said the ACB.
The open enquiry has conclusively revealed that the then Superintending Engineer of NIT Nanak Pesumal Vaswani amassed disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 47,29,723 mainly by misusing his official position and powers during his tenure as Superintending Engineer of NIT. Moreover, his son Hitesh helped him indirectly in amassing the disproportionate assets. On the basis of the revelations, the ACB filed an offence with Jaripatka Police Station against both the father-son duo under Sections 13(1)(E), 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and Sub-Section 109 of the IPC.
Further probe is being carried out by ACB Police Inspector Ashok Sakharkar (Mobile No. 9823249397).