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CBI Arrests Income Tax Officer, Chartered Accountant in a Bribery Case

Chartered Accountant - Bank Fraud Arrests - Taxscan

The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI )  has arrested an Income Tax Officer; an Inspector, both posted at Nagaur (Rajasthan) and a Chartered Accountant in a bribery case of Rs. 4 lakh.

A case was registered on a complaint, against two Income Tax Officers, an Income Tax Inspector, all of them of the Income Tax Department, Nagaur (Rajasthan); a Chartered Accountant and others U/s 120 B of the Indian Penal Code and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018).

The allegations were that these officials of the Income Tax Department demanded a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh from the complainant, through the Nagaur based Chartered Accountant, for settling issues arising out of an Income Tax survey conducted by the Income Tax Department on the business premises of the complainant’s firms and his family members at Nagaur. CBI laid a trap and caught the Chartered Accountant while demanding and accepting the negotiated bribe amount of Rs.4 lakh. During the investigation, an Income Tax Officer and Inspector were also arrested.

Searches were conducted at the residential and office premises of the accused at 10 different places at Nagaur, Jaipur and Merta City (Rajasthan) which resulted in the recovery of incriminating documents.

All the arrested accused will be produced today in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

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