The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer posted in Ward-1, Warangal (Andhra Pradesh) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.One Lakh from the complainant.
A case was registered U/S 7 of PC Act, 1988 against the Income Tax Officer, Ward-1, Warangal on the basis of written complaint lodged by the complainant, a Civil Surgeon, on the allegation that the accused demanded an illegal gratification of Rs.1,00,000/- from the complainant for doing favour in the matter of assessment of income tax. A trap was laid and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1,00,000/- from the complainant.
Searches were conducted at five different places, which led to recovery of expenditure receipts for establishment of a hotel at Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam in the name of his wife and an amount of Rs.80,000/-.
The accused was produced before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Hyderabad and remanded to judicial custody.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 06-04-2011