The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai and his two accomplices (private persons) in an alleged bribery of Rs. Three crore.

A case was registered against the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai on the allegations of demanding an illegal gratification amounting to Rs. 3 crore from the complainant for showing undue favor in his tax assessment. It was further alleged that in furtherance, the accomplices of said Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax were to arrange gold in exchange of the money sent by the complainant. One of the accomplices was caught red-handed while accepting the alleged gratification of Rs. 3 crore by way of two Cheques. The other accomplice and the public servant were also arrested. Searches are being conducted today at 3 locations in Mumbai.

The accused IRS service officer has been identified as Deputy Commissioner of I-T, Jaipal Swamy while his accomplices have been identified Kamlesh Shah and Prathamesh Mardekar.

The arrested accused will be produced tomorrow in the Competent Court, Mumbai.

Source- CBI Press Release Dated : 22.09.2017

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