Disproportionate assets: Airhostess in CBI net
The CBI’s anti-corruption unit has lodged a case of disproportionate assets against an airhostess working with Air India/Indian Airlines. She allegedly possessed assets worth around Rs 3.62 crore beyond her income.delhi Updated: May 12, 2010 12:28 IST
The CBI’s anti-corruption unit has lodged a case of disproportionate assets against an airhostess working with Air India/Indian Airlines. She allegedly possessed assets worth around Rs 3.62 crore beyond her income.
The accused, Anu Puri, in her early 50s, is of deputy manager rank and posted in Delhi. The CBI swung into action after receiving “information” from “a source” alerting them of the accused’s “corrupt practices”.
The CBI is still ascertaining the “means” through which she amassed her assets. CBI spokesperson, Harsh Bhal, said, “We are probing as to how she gathered Rs 3.62-crore worth of disproportionate assets.”
An assessment of Puri’s moveable and immovable assets by the CBI indicated that she had amassed the assets between 1982 to 2010. “As per our information, she owned properties worth around Rs 4.11 crore in this period,” said an investigator.
“After considering her income from her known sources of income and expenses incurred during 1982-2010, it was found that she had amassed disproportionate income worth Rs 3.62 crore,” he said.
The agency’s team seized cash worth Rs 7.25 lakh from her residence along with some “incriminating documents.” Besides, the team seized documents establishing that Puri owned five flats in south Delhi; another flat in south Delhi is in her father’s name.
Puri has flats in Green Park (A 47 and F 3), Safdarjang Enclave (B 4/237 and B 4 /201), and Anand Niketan (C 103). There is a flat in Safdarjang Enclave (B 4/168) in the name of Puri’s father.
CBI’s spokesperson Harsh Bhal said, “The probe is on to find out how exactly the airhostess gathered 3.62 crore worth of disproportionate assets.”
First Published: May 11, 2010 00:25 IST