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