On 31 May, the Haryana government suspended IAS officer Sandeep Garg, following his conviction by a CBI court for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 3.36 crore.
Garg, a 1991-batch officer, was convicted by a special court in Delhi on 23 April under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
After a probe, the CBI said that the officer had acquired the disproportionate assets between January 1999 and April 2004.Garg, who was then Regional Director in Anti-adulteration Cell, was convicted along with his father Swami Sharan Garg, brother Rajeev Garg and two friends.
According to the charge sheet, the assets included a plot in Haryana, four flats in Delhi, besides bonds and shares.
The "court of special judge (PC Act), CBI, New Delhi vide its order dated 23.04.2016 has convicted Sandeep Garg... under sections 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Now therefore, Sandeep Garg, IAS is hereby placed under suspension by an order of the Competent Authority with effect from April 23, 2016...," a Haryana government release said.