CBI ARRESTS A JOINT COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX AND THREE OTHERS IN A BRIBERY CASE OF RS.15 LAKH

Press Release
New Delhi , 27.04.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Raipur for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.15 Lakh and three others for offering the said bribe.

 

            The allegations in the FIR are that an Income Tax Team led by Joint Commissioner, Income Tax, Raipur conducted a survey/ search on 16-4-2012 at the factory and office premises of Raipur based Group of Private companies owned by four owners who are doing business in road construction, transport and manufacturing of sponge iron. It was further alleged that three persons acted as middlemen for the accused officials of the Income Tax Department, Raipur for negotiating/arranging and delivering illegal gratification to Income Tax officials in collusion with the businessmen.

 

            CBI learnt from a source that the Joint Commissioner of Income Tax demanded a bribe of Rs 15 Lakh from the Businessmen through a middleman at his residence. Accordingly, on 26-4-2012, CBI team along with the independent witnesses reached near his residence at Shankar Nagar, Raipur. The middleman visited the house of Joint Commissioner and just after two Businessmen also visited the place. Few minutes later the private persons came out after delivering the bribe amount. CBI team intercepted them and on their disclosure, bribe amount of Rs 15 Lakh was recovered from the residence of Joint Commissioner, Income Tax. All the four accused were arrested

 

            Searches were conducted in the residential premises of Joint Commissioner Income Tax at Raipur and another house at Pune. Incriminating documents were recovered.

 

            The arrested accused persons are being produced today in the Court of Special Judge for CBI cases, Raipur.

 

            Investigation of the case is continuing.

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