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Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Zuber Ansari

ACB lodge disproportionate assets case against BMC engineer with 1307.18 per cent more assets than his legal income

The state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday filed a FIR against a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) engineer, his wife and his deceased mother after it was discovered that his assets are more than 1307.18 per cent compared to his actual income. ACB officials have filed a disproportionate assets case against the trio.

According to ACB sources, the three accused have been identified as BMC Assistant Engineer (AE) Anil Chandravadan Mistry (51), Akruti Anil Mistry (his wife) and Indumati Chandravadan Mistry (deceased mother). Mistry amassed the disproportionate assets during his service tenure from 26/3/1990 to 19/6/2017. The ACB officials, after valuation of his property, discovered his assets  were worth Rs.7,72,48,381, which is 1307.18 per cent more than his known and legal source of income.

Assets belonging to his wife Akruti, who used to stay at Yari Road in the Versova area were valued at Rs 38,26,178. There is also an ongoing property-related dispute between the couple.

Shockingly, Anil's deceased mother had also somehow amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 5,26,04,613, which is just Rs 2 crores lesser than Anil's asset value. ACB officials are also trying to ascertain how she became the owner of such properties.

Sources from the ACB further revealed that Akruti and the mother Indumati were made accused in the FIR as they were well aware of the amassed disproportionate assets and allegedly encouraged him.

Anil and Aakruti got married in 1995 but have been staying separately since 2012. They have been making separate allegations against each other and even sent complaints to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) and the BMC Commissioner as well.     

In Feburaty this year, Akruti in her complaint, accused her husband Anil of being corrupt. She made the complaint to various authorities and also claimed that her husband had purchased bungalows in Pune, Lonavala, Madh Island, Shahpur and a plot of land in Lonavala and a property in Adarsh Nagar, Andheri (E). She further alleged that he owned flats in Andheri and Kandivali and shops in Andheri and Charkop which he bought with money made through corruption after being promoted to the Assistant Engineer's post in the BMC. Apart from this, he has also purchased expensive cars, including a BMW and a Mercedes and owned an imported Honda motorbike. She had handed all relevant documents over to the ACB as proof.

However, Police Inspector Nilesh Suresh Lodhi has now become the complainant in the case and lodged a FIR against the trio under Sections 13 (1) (E) and13 (2) (Prevention of corruption Act) along with Section 109 (Punishment for abetment) of the Indian Penal Code.

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