CBI ARRESTS A PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX IN AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF A CASE

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi in an ongoing investigation of a case.

The arrested accused was produced today in the court of Special Judge, Ranchi and remanded to four days Police Custody.

It may be recalled that CBI had registered a case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi; Additional CIT, Ranchi; ITO (Tech), Ranchi; Another Officer of Income Tax, Ranchi; six private persons and other unknown public servants/private persons/companies etc. u/s 120-B of IPC r/w sections 7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act., 1988 on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification and criminal misconduct etc. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons at 23 locations (18 at Kolkata & 05 at Ranchi).

In the case so far, a total cash of Rs. 3.7 crore (approx.): 6.6 kg. gold (approx.) and some incriminating documents including document related to a flat worth Rs. 4 crore (approx.) were recovered during the search at the premises and one locker of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax. The other locker is being operated. The documents recovered during searches at the premises of accused persons are being scrutinized.

Further investigation is continuing.

CBI Press Release – New Delhi, 13.07.2017

CBI Registers A Case Against Principal Commissioner Of Income Tax & Others And Recovers Cash Of Rs. 3.5 Crore (Approx) & 05 KG (Approx) God During Searches

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi; Additional CIT, Ranchi; ITO (Tech), Ranchi; Another Officer of Income Tax, Ranchi; six private persons and other unknown public servants/private persons/companies etc. u/s 120-B of IPC r/w sections 7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act., 1988 on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification and criminal misconduct etc.

It was alleged that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, while functioning as such during the years 2016 & 2017, has entered into a criminal conspiracy with Additional CIT, Ranchi, ITO (Tech.), Another Officer, Income Tax Department & five private persons, all Kolkata based businessmen & infamous entry operators and a CA of Kolkata for getting Income Tax assessment files of their different assessee companies transferred from Kolkata/ Hazaribagh to Ranchi for providing undue favor to those assesses, who have been charged with heavy tax liability, in lieu of huge bribe. It was further alleged that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi has already issued favorable orders in the case of private companies, who already paid huge bribe, which has allegedly been stashed with a private person.

Searches are being conducted today at the premises of accused persons at 23 locations (18 at Kolkata & 05 at Ranchi). During the search at the residence of Principal Commissioner at Kolkata, cash of Rs. 3.5 crore(approx) and 05 kg gold(approx) & and some incriminating documents were recovered. Searches at various locations are in progress.

Further investigation is in progress.

Source- CBI Press Release, New Delhi, 12.07.2017

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