CBI FILES A CHARGE SHEET AGAINST AN ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY OF RS. 30,00,000/-(APPROX)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ahmedabad U/s 120B r/w 419, 465 of IPC & Sections 7,12,14 and 13 (2) r/w 13(1)(a) & (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against an Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, and 04 others(all private persons) in an alleged bribery of Rs. 30,00,000/-.

A case was registered U/s 7 of The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the said Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, on the allegations for obtaining an illegal gratification of Rs. 30,00,000/-(approx) on 25.03.2013, from a builder of Ahmedabad for passing a favourable order in assessment/ scrutiny proceedings being conducted by him against the firm of the builder, in respect of its Income Tax Return for the Assessment Year 2010-2011. During investigation, it was revealed that the accused also allegedly conspired with 04 private persons to obtain the said illegal gratification of Rs.30,00,000/-(approx). The accused was arrested during the investigation and is currently on bail.

           After thorough investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet.

           The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

CBI Press Release – Date- 24.12.2014

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