Mumbai: A special court on Tuesday remanded Income Tax assistant commissioner Anjali Bambole in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) until April 27. Bambole was arrested on Monday night, two days after the arrest of I-T additional commissioner Sumitra Banerjee and her husband Subratho. The trio is accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 1.50 crore from a builder to reduce his tax liability.
“Bambole had earlier demanded a bribe of Rs 20 lakh from a developer in Thane. We want to unravel the whole conspiracy,” the CBI stated in its remand copy.
Investigators said that they have recovered Rs 6 lakh in cash from Bambole’s residence.
The CBI had also conducted searches at the residence of IT commissioner Anirudh Rai on Monday.
“So far, nothing incriminating has been found from Rai’s residence. Verification is going on,” CBI DIG Sonali Mishra said.
According to CBI, Sumitra and Bambole had examined the documents of the complainant on March 24 and conducted a survey of his sites. They allegedly sought a hefty bribe to reduce the builder’s tax liability from Rs 25 crore to Rs 2 crore. The builder, however, lodged a complaint with the CBI,which in turn laid a trap and caught Sumitra allegedly accepting the money.