CBI ARRESTS CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX; AN INCOME TAX OFFICER AND A PRIVATE PERSON IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE OF RS.15 LAKHS

           The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Chief Commissioner of Income Tax PK Sharma, Jodhpur & an Income Tax Officer Shailendra Bhandari, Jodhpur and a private person(resident of Paota, Jodhpur) in an alleged bribery case of Rs.15 lakhs.

           CBI has registered a case on 31.03.2015 U/s 120 B of IPC r/w section 7 and 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur & others on a complaint. It is alleged that Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur and others demanded bribe of Rs. 23,000,00/- from the complainant for settling the income tax assessment for the year 2012-13 in respect of his company.  After registration of the case, a trap was laid and the private person was caught red handed while having accepted bribe of Rs.15,00,000/- from the complainant, as per alleged directions of Income Tax Officer and Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur. Pursuant to the recovery of bribe amount of Rs.15,00,000/- and subsequent investigation, the Income Tax Officer and the Commissioner of Income Tax were also arrested.

           Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of accused persons at Jodhpur and Ajmer which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

           All the three accused were produced today before the Special Judge, Jodhpur and remanded to three days police custody.

Source- CBI Press Release- New Delhi, 01.04.2015 and PTI News

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