CBI ARRESTS AN INCOME TAX OFFICER AND A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY CASE OF RS. 3.5 LAKH
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer, Ward 58(3), D Block, Vikas Bhawan, New Delhi and a Chartered Accountant for demanding and accepting an alleged bribe of Rs. 3.5 lakh from the complainant.
A case was registered u/s 120-B of IPC and 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations that the Income Tax Officer and Chartered Accountant were demanding a bribe of Rs. 3.5 lakh from the complainant for favouring him in the scrutiny of his assessment case for the year 2013-14. CBI laid a trap and the Income Tax officer and CA were caught while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 3.5 lakh from the complainant. Searches have been conducted at the office& residential premises of the accused. A cash of Rs. Three lakh (approx) was recovered during the personal search of the accused officer.
Both the arrested accused are being produced today in the Designated Court at Delhi.
Source- CBI Press Release- New Delhi , 25.02.2016