The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested an Inspector of Central Excise, Service Tax, Cochin(Kerala) for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.1.5 lakh from the Complainant.

            A case was registered against an Inspector of Central Excise, Service Tax, C.R. Building, Cochin for demanding bribe amount of Rs.1.5 lakh from the complainant who runs an Advertising & Event Management Agency at Cochin.             The Complainant had alleged that the accused demanded the bribe from him for waiving off a penalty of Rs.3.75 lakh, which was reportedly to be paid by the complainant, as penalty for violation of certain Service Tax Rules.

            CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.1.5 lakh from the complainant.

            Searches are being conducted at the residence & office of the accused.

            The accused is being produced before the Designated Court.

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