The Telangana High Court has quashed the First Information Report (F.I.R.) on Corruption Charges against an Indian Revenue Service ( IRS ) officer.
The FIR has been quashed on the grounds that there was no prima facie case of corruption charges and misconduct under Section 13 (1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
The petitioners were the husband and wife. The wife was the Civil Servant of Indian Revenue Service (I.R.S.) and she worked as a Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit) at Hyderabad and she was known for her excellent record in her department. Further, the husband was the Civil Servant in the Indian Railways wherein he held the post of Financial Advisor and Chief Account Officer in the Indian Railways and presently he is the sitting Member of Legislative Assembly of Andra Pradesh, having been elected from the constituency of Santhanuthalapadu.
Further, the petitioners contended that they are clear with all their income tax returns and due. However, one first Information Report (F.I.R.) was registered against the petitioner stating the petitioners have acquired assets and the pecuniary advantages and thereby misappropriated the assets from the income earned by them. The petitioners contended that the First Information Report(F.I.R.) is registered on the false grounds which are made by the opposition for the sake of power.
The issue raised in this case was whether the First Information Report(F.I.R.) is liable to be quashed or not?
While allowing the petition, the Single Judge Bench of Justice G. Shri Devi held that there was no prima facie case of misconduct under Section 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the petitioners and therefore the First Information Report(F.I.R) was liable to be quashed and no further investigation on this matter can be done.To Read the full text of the Judgment CLICK HERE