FIVE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH FINE OF RS.50,000/- TO THEN DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INCOME TAX IN A BRIBERY CASE OF RS.EIGHT LAKHS

        The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Saket, New Delhi has sentenced Shri Satish Kumar, then Additional Director (Investigation), Income Tax, Meerut in a bribery case of Rs.Eight Lakhs and sentenced him to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.50,000/-.

CBI had registered a case on 24.05.2006 against Shri Satish Kumar, Dy. Director, Income Tax Department, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) on the complaint. It was alleged that the accused Satish Kumar was demanding a sum of Rs.30 lakhs as bribe from the complainant for not harassing him by launching investigation and implicating his company in income tax matters.  Later on, the amount of bribe was reduced to Rs.10 lakhs by the accused, on the request of complainant.  Accused Satish Kumar accepted Rs.8 lakhs of the illegal gratification in the vehicle of the complainant on the highway.  After completion of the bribe transaction, accused Satish Kumar got stopped complainant’s vehicle as well as his Scorpio and the driver of Scorpio sped away from the spot endangering the life of CBI team members. The CBI team chased the Scorpio vehicle and late on, accused Satish Kumar surrendered.

After thorough investigation, a Charge sheet was filed in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Delhi on 26.04.2007 against the accused Satish Kumar U/s 120B of IPC r/w Section 7 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 and substantive offence thereof.

The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

Source- CBI Press Release, New Delhi , 05.03.2014

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