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CBI Arrests CGST Superintendent After Recovering Rs 10,000 Bribe

Last updated: 29 February 2024


In a significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has apprehended a Superintendent of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), Division-Rudrapur, District Udham Singh Nagar, (Uttarakhand) for allegedly accepting a bribe. The accused, caught red-handed, was found in possession of Rs. 10,000, believed to be part of the bribe money. The arrest follows a complaint lodged against the official, accusing him of demanding a bribe to activate a suspended GSTIN belonging to the complainant's wife's firm.

CBI Arrests CGST Superintendent After Recovering Rs 10,000 Bribe

Details of the Bribery Case

The complaint filed with the CBI alleged that the Superintendent had demanded Rs. 15,000 from the complainant to reinstate the suspended GSTIN. Subsequently, the bribe amount was negotiated down to Rs. 10,000. Acting on this complaint, the CBI initiated an investigation and laid a trap, resulting in the arrest of the accused while accepting the bribe.

Search Operations and Recoveries

Following the arrest, search operations were conducted at the premises of the accused in Rudrapur (District Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand) and Ambala (Haryana). During these searches, investigators recovered two lockers, bank accounts, and several incriminating documents. These findings are expected to aid ongoing investigations into the matter.

Ongoing Investigation

The CBI's probe into the bribery case continues as investigators delve deeper into the alleged misconduct of the accused CGST Superintendent. With evidence gathered during the sting operation and subsequent searches, authorities are working to uncover the extent of the official's involvement in corrupt practices and ascertain if others were complicit.

Conclusion

The arrest of the CGST Superintendent underscores the government's commitment to combatting corruption and ensuring accountability within the tax administration system. As the investigation progresses, stakeholders await further developments to bring the perpetrators to justice and uphold the integrity of public institutions.

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