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Former GST Official Sentenced to 3 Years in Bengaluru Bribery Case

Last updated: 10 May 2024


The Special Judge for CBI cases in Bengaluru has delivered a verdict in the case involving Jitendra Kumar Dagur, the former Superintendent of Central Excise and Central Tax (GST). Dagur has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment and fined Rs 5 lakh following his conviction in a bribery case.

Former GST Official Sentenced to 3 Years in Bengaluru Bribery Case

The case dates back to March 26, 2021, when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) initiated proceedings against Dagur, who was serving as the Superintendent of Central Excise and Central Tax (GST) in the Honnavar Range, Uttara Kannada. He was accused of soliciting and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a complainant in exchange for waiving taxes and penalties for the financial year 2015-2016.

After thorough investigation, the CBI apprehended Dagur in a trap, catching him red-handed. Subsequently, on August 27, 2021, formal charges were pressed against him by the CBI.

This verdict underscores the commitment to upholding the rule of law and combating corruption within government institutions. It sends a clear message that those who engage in corrupt practices will be held accountable for their actions, irrespective of their position or influence.

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