ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX SENTENCED TO UNDERGO FOUR YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH TOTAL FINE OF RS. FOUR LAKH
The Special Judge for CBI cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi has convicted Sh. H.A. Siddiqui, the then Addl. Commissioner of Income Tax Range-34, Vikas Bhawan, IP State, New Delhi in a bribery case of Rs.One Lakh and sentenced him to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with total fine of Rs.Four Lakh.
A case was registered against accused H.A. Siddiqui, Addl. Commissioner, Income Tax, Range-34, Vikas Bhawan, New Delhi during April, 2003 Under Section 7 of PC Act 1988 for demanding a bribe of Rs.One Lakh from the complainant. The complainant (a Chartered Accountant) had alleged in his complaint that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs.One Lakh for clearing the case of his client which was under scrutiny with the accused.
A trap was laid and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.One Lakh from the complainant.
After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet against the accused in the Designated Court at New Delhi. The Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 01.02.2012