CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THEN CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX & OTHERS FOR POSSESSION OF ALLEGED HUGE ASSETS AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT EIGHT LOCATIONS
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against then Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur & others U/s 109 of IPC and 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (e) of PC Act, 1988 on the allegations that then Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur and his family members/relatives were in possession of huge movable/immovable assets in their names which were disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Searches have been conducted today at 08 places at the residential and official premises of accused including Ajmer, Jaipur & District Nagaur (all in Rajasthan) which led to recovery of incriminating documents pertaining to movable/immovable assets; cash/investments & bank accounts.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had earlier arrested said Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur & an Income Tax Officer, Jodhpur and a private person (resident of Paota, Jodhpur) in an alleged bribery case of Rs.15 lakh. A case was registered on 31.03.2015 U/s 120 B of IPC r/w section 7 and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur & others on a complaint. It was alleged that Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur and others demanded bribe of Rs. 23,00,000/- from the complainant for settling the income tax assessment for the year 2012-13 in respect of his company. A trap was laid and the private person was caught red handed while having accepted bribe of Rs.15,00,000/- from the complainant, as per alleged directions of Income Tax Officer and Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Jodhpur. Pursuant to the recovery of bribe amount of Rs.15,00,000/- and subsequent investigation, the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and the Income Tax Officer were also arrested.
Further investigation is continuing.
CBI Press Release- New Delhi, 03.11.2015