CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX AND TWO OTHERS IN AN ALLEGED BRIBERY

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120-B IPC r/w Section 7, 12 and Section 13 (2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against a Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax (IRS Officer), Tirupathi Division, Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh); Chartered Accountant (resident of Cuddapah) and a private person of Cuddapah on an information.

It was alleged that Fazulullah the Dy. Commissioner, Tirupathi Division, Tirupathi had demanded a bribe of Rs.5 Lakhs from Pengaluri Musaliah, A Chartered Accountant of Cuddappah with regard to Income Tax assessment of C.A.’s client & to give a favourable assessment in the scrutiny pertaining to the account of HUF which was pending with Dy. Commissioner.

It was further alleged that the first installment of Rs.3 Lakhs was to be delivered by the Chartered Accountant to the Dy. Commissioner at his office in Tirupathi today.

CBI conducted a search in the chamber of Dy. Commissioner and recovered Rs.3 Lakhs in cash. The Chartered Accountant was also present in the said chamber.

Further, the assessment file pending with the Public Servant was also recovered along with other incriminating documents. The search is continuing.

Further investigation is continuing.

Source- CBI Press Release with Inputs from Various News Agencies- New Delhi, 07.07.2014

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0 responses to “CBI Registers case against IT officials and CA in Bribery case”

  1. s sudarshana says:

    What Mr.Sukumar Mondal says cannot be over-emphasised. It is easy to catch a fish and a fish there, bu who will bell the cat. It is quite possible others are generally let off and they will ensure the safe passage to the culprits.? Point to Ponder.

  2. Akhilesh Srivastava says:

    Vigilance be required for field posting

  3. Sukumar Mondal says:

    The Supervisory officers of the DY. Comm. – JCIT/Addl CIT and the Commissioner should also be booked for the crime committed by the Dy Comm.
    Either they have full knowledge of the functioning of the Dy. Comm adhered to in past and have their share
    Or they filed to control this officer
    for both of the above they are responsible.

  4. s sudarshana says:

    This could have been added to the existing thread on the subject matter rather than a new tread! I must submit with due humility the officers/officials of the tax dept are always happy to deal with a middleman, a tax progessional/consultant than with the assessee, if my experiance is any indication of the general trend. When the assessee meets with genuine justification on whatever contentious issue/s, if there is no middleman, tax officials are not unduly unfair. Of the four times I happen to meet the IT officer/officials on quiries on IT filing I have come across officers who are honest to the core and expremely helpful if the claims are genuine on more than 2 occasions. I must also admit on one occasion I had bad experiance as the refund order was returned by the postman as the house was locked.
    Although the news items like this steal the limelight, the fact remains that not all are currput. We must also realise no body gives bribe unless he is sure of saving tax on the net basis.

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