New Delhi, 28.12.2016
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer, Visakhapatnam for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant.
A case was registered against Income Tax Officer, Ward – 5(1), M.V.P. Colony, Visakhapatnam. It was alleged that the complainant who gave his plot for development to a Builder was yet to receive his share of 12 flats. The accused demanded a bribe of Rs. 1,50,000/- for dropping further proceedings with reference to the notice issued to the complainant in respect of sale of immoveable property, which require payment of Capital Gains. When, the complainant was unable to arrange bribe, the ITO agreed to accept money in installments and directed him to pay the first installment of Rs. 30,000/- on 27.12.2016. CBI laid a trap and caught the ITO red handed while demanding & accepting the bribe of Rs. 30,000/- from the complainant. During the searches conducted at the office & residential premises of accused at Visakhapatnam, several incriminating documents including cash of Rs.2,03,370/-(approx), was recovered.
The arrested accused is being produced today before the Designated Court at Visakhapatnam.