The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer(ITO), Income Tax Department, Fatehabad (Haryana) and two private persons in a bribery case of Rs.50,000/-.

A case was registered against the Income Tax Officer and a CA(Private person) on a complaint alleging that the ITO, Income Tax Department, Fatehabad has demanded bribe of Rs.75,000/- from the complainant in a matter of non filing of Income Tax Return for the money deposited in his HDFC Bank account during the financial year 2010-11. It was also alleged that the demand was to be fulfilled through a CA(Private person).

During investigation, CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000/- from the complainant. Thereafter, all the accused were arrested.

Searches were conducted at the residential & office premises of the accused. Documents of properties worth Rs.2 crore (approx) belonging to the Income Tax Officer, and incriminating files were recovered.

The arrested accused will be produced today before the Competent Court at Panchkula (Haryana).

CBI Press Release- New Delhi, 03.01.2019

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