The CBI has booked a disproportionate assets case against Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, a senior civil judge of the Tis Hazari court who was suspended after she and her lawyer husband Alok Lakhanpal were arrested in a bribery case.
Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal has accumulated huge assets in the name of her husband Alok Lakhanpal, Advocate. They have possessed huge assets worth Rs 2,99,07,036 disproportionate assets to their known legal source of income.
The FIR stated that the couple’s assets grew from Rs 1.09 lakh on July 27, 2006, when Rachna joined the judicial services, to over Rs 3.53 crore on September 28, 2016, when the couple was arrested in the bribery case. Their incomes from known sources during the period were Rs 1.05 crore while their expenditure was Rs 51.73 lakh.
In 2016 the agency laid a trap and arrested a local commissioner for allegedly accepting a Rs 1 lakh bribe on behalf of the judge. During subsequent raids at the Lakhanpals’ residence, the trap money of Rs 4 lakh was recovered.
The CBI said the raid had also led to the recovery of Rs 94,09 900 in unaccounted cash and incriminating documents related to assets and expenditures.
CBI Investigation revealed that Rachna Tiwari intended to dispose of this amount of Rs 94 lakh along with the bribe money of Rs 4 lakh and Rachna’s attempt to escape through the backyard of her house was foiled by the CBI.