CBI ARRESTS A JOINT COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX FOR ACCEPTING AN ALLEGED BRIBE OF RS. FIVE LAKHS
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Piramal Chambers, Mumbai for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakhs from the Complainant.
A case was registered on a complaint alleging therein that Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Piramal Chambers, Mumbai has re-opened his file pertaining to Income Tax Assessment and threatened CA of the complainant that the complainant should come & meet him for settling the Income Tax matter. The Joint Commissioner had allegedly demanded an alleged bribe of Rs. 30 lakhs to settle the matter of Tax Assessment of complainant’s construction firm. The bribe amount was negotiated to Rs. 25 lakhs and the accused agreed to accept Rs. 5 lakhs as first instalment at his office premises. CBI laid a trap and the Joint Commissioner of Income Tax was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakhs from the complainant.
Searches were conducted at residential and office premises of accused which led to recovery of property documents; gold jewellery / gold coins weighing 1.5 kg (approx) and incriminating documents.
The arrested accused is being produced today in the competent Court, Mumbai.
CBI Press Release- New Delhi , 11.12.2015
According to reports the public service official is identified as M Jhagran who was holding the highest public service office since last couple of years.