CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX AND A PRIVATE PERSON IN A BRIBERY CASE OF RS. TWO LAKH.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, has arrested a Deputy Commissioner, Income Tax, Sirsa (Haryana) and a private person for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. Two Lakh from the complainant.
A case was registered U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 on a complaint. The Complainant(a Proprietor of private firm based at Sirsa) has alleged that the Nitin Garg, Dy.Commissioner, Income Tax, Sirsa had issued notice in his name seeking certain information under Income Tax Act for the assessment year 2013-14 and demanded bribe of Rs.2 lakh for not imposing heavy penalties. It was further alleged that the complainant was threatened that in case the bribe was not paid, heavy penalties will be imposed on him. The Dy. Commissioner instructed his worker to accept the money.
CBI laid a trap in which the Dy.Commissioner, Income Tax and the private person of Bhatinda(Punjab) were caught while accepting bribe of Rs. Two lakh.
Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused which led to recovery of cash Rs.15.60 Lakh(approx); Gold 1620 Grams(approx) with diamond stones around Rs. 60 Lakh(approx); Silver amounting to Rs.05 Lakh(approx);around 26 bank accounts in his name including family members and also two lockers. Both the accused are being produced today in the Competent Court.
Further investigation is continuing.
Source- CBI Press Release and Other News Papers, New Delhi , 07.02.2016