CBI Arrests Income Tax Official In Alleged Rs 3 Crore Bribery Case

The CBI today arrested a Deputy Commissioner in the Income Tax Department in Mumbai in an alleged bribery case of Rs 3 crore, a spokesperson for the probe agency said.

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CBI Arrests Income Tax Official In Alleged Rs 3 Crore Bribery Case

CBI arrested Income Tax official in Mumbai in an alleged bribery case of Rs 3 crore.

New Delhi:  The CBI today arrested a Deputy Commissioner in the Income Tax Department in Mumbai in an alleged bribery case of Rs 3 crore, a spokesperson for the probe agency said.

Jaipal Swamy's two alleged accomplices -- Kamlesh Shah and Prathamesh Masdekar -- have also been arrested in the case, the spokesperson said in Delhi.

"A case was registered against the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, on the allegations of demanding an illegal gratification amounting to Rs 3 crore from the complainant for showing undue favour in his tax assessment," CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said in Delhi.

He further said it was alleged that the accomplices of the Deputy Commissioner were to arrange gold in exchange of money sent by the complainant.

"One of the accomplices was caught red-handed accepting the alleged gratification of Rs 3 crore by way of two Cheques. The other accomplice and the public servant were also arrested. Searches were conducted today at three locations in Mumbai," he said.

He said the arrested accused will be produced in a competent court in Mumbai tomorrow.
 

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