CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX; A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT AND BRANCH MANAGER OF PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK IN SEPARATE CASES OF BRIBERY

Press Release
New Delhi , 11.04.2013

 

     The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Ludhiana and a Chartered Accountant for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.Six Lakh from the complainant.

     A case was registered in CBI on a complaint from a businessman alleging demand of bribe by a Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Ludhiana. The complainant alleged that searches were conducted by Income Tax Department at his business & residential premises at various places. Later on, the matter was referred to Income Tax Department, Ludhiana for assessment. In this regard, the Dy. Commissioner, Income Tax, Ludhiana called him & allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs.10 Lakh to help him and his family members in their income tax assessment case. As the complainant expressed inability to pay such a heavy amount, the demand of bribe was reduced to Rs.Six Lakh.

 

     CBI laid a trap and the Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax & a Chartered Accountant were caught red handed while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. Six Lakh from the Complainant.

 

     In another case, the CBI has arrested a Branch Manager, Punjab National Bank, Surhi Branch, Bokaro(Jharkhand) & a private person for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000/- from the complainant.

 

     A case was registered on the basis of complaint alleging therein that accused Branch Manager has demanded bribe of Rs. 20,000/- for processing & sanctioning of Education Loan application of complainant’s son for Rs. 4 lakh for meeting up the educational expenses towards pursuing B-Tech.

 

     CBI laid a trap and the Branch Manager of Punjab National Bank and a private person were arrested while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000/-.

 

     Further investigation is continuing.

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