CBI has arrested an Income Tax officer for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3 lakh and demanding Rs 5,000 as additional illegal gratification for his staff. A CBI spokesperson said in Delhi that the officer and his staff member were arrested from Mumbai.
“A case was registered U/s 7 of the PC Act, 1988 against the ITO 30(1)(3) BKC, Mumbai for demanding an a amount of Rs 3 lakh for himself and Rs 5,000 for his staff from the complainant for passing a favourable Assessment Order and not imposing penalty in scrutiny of ITR of the complainant for the AY 2014-15,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.
CBI laid a trap and caught the two accused red-handed, she said. The spokesperson said searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of both accused which led to recovery of “incriminating” documents.