The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax officer for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the Complainant.
A case was registered against one Income Tax Officer working under Director of Income Tax (Exemption), Ahmedabad for demand of Rs.10,000/- as bribe from the complainant for obtaining tax exemption certificate U/s 11 & 80-G of the Income Tax Act for the donors giving donations to a Private Trust. The CBI laid a trap and the Income Tax Officer was caught red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.10,000/- from the complainant at Ahmedabad.
Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of the accused. A cash of Rs.8 lacs; property documents showing investments made by him & his family members and incriminating documents were recovered.
The arrested accused was produced before the Special Judge for CBI Cases and remanded to Police custody up to 26.02.2013.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 26.02.2013