CBI ARRESTS AN INCOME TAX OFFICER FOR ACCEPTING BRIBE OF Rs. TWO LAKH

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer, Ward 3(1), Aurangabad (Maharashtra) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. Two lakh from the complainant.

A case was registered U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988, against an Income Tax Officer, Ward 3(1), Aurangabad on a complaint. It was alleged that the Income Tax Officer demanded bribe of Rs.2 lakh from the complainant (a businessman of Aurangabad) for settling his income tax liability for the Assessment Year 2010-11. CBI laid a trap and caught the Income Tax Officer red handed, while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. Two lakh from the complainant.

Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of accused at Aurangabad & Nashik which led to recovery of incriminating documents and papers related to acquisition of assets.

The arrested accused is being produced today before the Special Judge, Aurangabad.