CBI has arrested an Income Tax Officer posted at Ward 20(1) (1) at Piramal Chambers, Lalbaug, Mumbai for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.75,000/- from the complainant.
It was alleged in the complaint that the accused served a show cause notice to the complainant U/s 271 (b) of the Income Tax Act. for not filing the Income Tax Returns for the Annual year 2001-2002 & 2002-2003. He demanded a bribe of Rs. 75,000/- for setting the issue by calling off the notice. The complainant did not want to pay bribe and lodged a complaint in CBI. The CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 75,000/- from the complainant. During searches FDR/KVP around Rs. 30.18 lakhs and cash Rs. 25,000/- were recovered.