Former IRS officer SK Srivastava held guilty of corruption, making scandalous remarks
The Delhi Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal(ITAT) passed a judgement stating that several orders passed by retired IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Srivastava were backdated which amounts to corruption. Srivastava has been accused of misusing his authority as Income Tax Commissioner (Appeals) Noida, to pass a total of 104 orders which were passed after he was compulsory retired from his post on June 11, 2019.
The former IRS officer had also accused former Chairman and Members, Central Board of Direct Tax(CBDT) of obtaining sexual favour from the aforementioned two IRS officers.
He was ordered to undergo civil imprisonment of 15 days by the Delhi High Court.
The bureaucrat faced accusations of making scandalous remarks on his subordinates, seniors, and colleagues during his career. He had accused two female IRS of prostitution and alleging that both had earned crores of undisclosed income earned through it. A former Member of Parliament had filed an income evasion petitions against the two officers after colluding with Srivastava.
Furthermore, he also got the assessing officer to add alleged income from prostitution into the two officers’ income. In addition, the appellate commissioner was also hand in glove with Srivastava as he approved the assessing officer’s order.
The two female officials approached the ITAT against the order filed against them.
However, Srivastava filed an application before the ITAT to hear him in the appeals filed by the two lady officers.