CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX DELHI AND THREE OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE OF RS.1.5 LAKHS
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax (DCIT) M Logapathy, an IRS Officer of 2008 Batch, from his office Chamber at C.R. Building, ITO, New Delhi while demanding & accepting an alleged bribe of Rs.1.5 lakhs from an advocate. CBI has also arrested the bribe giver Hitesh Kumar (an Advocate) who was acting as middleman; Logapathy’s personal attendant Abhishek Kumar and businessman Vikas Singla Director CBS Steel Private Limited.
CBI has registered a case against Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Circle 5(1)(2) and (3), Central Revenue Building, New Delhi and others under relevant Sections of IPC & PC Act. It was alleged that the said payment was being made on behalf of an assessee, a Director of private steel company based at Pitam Pura, New Delhi in lieu of extending undue favour in a tax evasion case.
Searches were conducted at 12 locations including the office & residential premises of the accused in Delhi, Ghaziabad and Pondicherry which led to recovery of property documents; tax related files; FDRs; hard discs; pen-drives and other incriminating documents.
The arrested accused were produced today before the Designated Court at Delhi and remanded to police custody for 3 days.
Further investigation is in progress.
Source- CBI Press Release Dated- 16.04.2015and PTI