The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer for accepting a bribe of Rs.Three Lakh and an Inspector of Income Tax for accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the Complainant.
A case was registered U/s 7 of the PC Act, 1988 against the ITO 30(1)(3) BKC, Mumbai for demanding an amount of Rs.3 lakh for himself and Rs.5000/- for his staff from the complainant for passing a favourable Assessment Order and not imposing penalty in scrutiny of ITR of the complainant for the AY 2014-15. CBI laid a trap and caught the two accused red handed. Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of both accused persons which led to recovery of incriminating documents.
Both the accused persons were in police custody till 29.09.2016 and thereafter sent to judicial custody.Tags : Income Tax