CBI ARRESTS AN INCOME TAX OFFICER AND INSPECTOR OF INCOME TAX IN A BRIBERY CASE

         The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer for accepting a bribe of Rs.Three Lakh and an Inspector of Income Tax for accepting a bribe of Rs. 5000/- from the Complainant.

             A case was registered U/s 7 of the PC Act, 1988 against the ITO 30(1)(3) BKC, Mumbai for demanding an amount of Rs.3 lakh for himself and Rs .5000/- for his staff from the complainant for passing a favourable Assessment Order and not imposing penalty in scrutiny of ITR of the complainant for the AY 2014-15. CBI laid a trap and caught the two accused red handed. Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of both accused persons which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

             Both the accused persons were in police custody till 29.09.2016 and thereafter sent to judicial custody.

CBI Press Release- New Delhi, 04.10.2016

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