CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX AND THREE OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY OF RS.TEN LAKHS.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, and another private person in an alleged bribery case of Rs. 10 Lakhs.
A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act 1988 yesterday, on the basis of a complaint, alleging that the Dy. Commissioner, Income Tax Office, Bhopal has demanded bribe of Rs. 25 lakhs for closing the pending matter of Income Tax assessment of the complainant’s firm. It was further alleged in the complaint that husband of Deputy Commissioner and a middleman (private person), were negotiating the bribe amount, at her behest.
During the verification of complaint, the husband of Dy Commissioner of Income Tax allegedly agreed to receive the part payment of Rs. 10 Lakhs of the demanded bribe and asked the complainant to deliver the bribe amount to the middleman.
CBI laid a trap and the bribe amount was allegedly accepted by the middleman at his office, in MP Nagar, Bhopal. Subsequently, the bribe amount was further delivered to the residence of Dy Commissioner, through another private person, where the husband of Dy Commissioner, was arrested while allegedly accepting the bribe amount. The other accused including Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax were also arrested.
Searches have been carried out and the relevant documents relating to the case have been recovered.
All the arrested accused are being produced today in the Court of Special Judge ,CBI Cases, Bhopal.
CBI Press Release- New Delhi , 29.03.2014