MOHALI: A Mohali CBI special court on Wednesday sentenced former assistant commissioner of customs Varinder Prabhakar to seven years’ imprisonment for amassing assets disproportionate to his income, a spokesperson said.
His wife got a three-year prison term in the case.
The assets were amassed during his tenure from 1974 to 2006 by misusing his official position as a public servant, he said.
A fine of Rs 1 lakh on Prabhakar and Rs 50,000 on his wife Shashi was imposed by the court after nearly 15 years of trial. The CBI had charge-sheeted him in 2008.
“The court also forfeited disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 1.05 crore (approximately) to the government,” he said.