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I-T Comm, 5 others arrested on bribe charge

Staff reporter, New Delhi
03/05/2017   0 Comments

The CBI has arrested six people including Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) of Mumbai, in an alleged bribery case.

The CBI said that the Commissioner had passed an order in an appeal matter favouring a private Trust whose trustee is a private company based in Mumbai. In return, the Commissioner allegedly demanded a bribe amount of approximately Rs 2 crore. 

Five others in the alleged bribery case include Managing Director of a Group of Companies based in Mumbai, an Account Officer of said private company, a Chartered Accountant, a Real Estate trade agent and his relative (private person).

After investigation, CBI caught the Commissioner who had received part of the bribe amount of Rs 19.34 lakh (approx) from the Real Estate Trade Agent. 

Both, Commissioner and the Real Estate trade agent were arrested, and also recovered the remaining amount of Rs 1.50 crore (approx) earlier received by the Real Estate trade agent.

The CBI further said that searches were conducted in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam including offices and residence of the accused, which led to recovery of several property documents, details of Bank accounts, three lockers and several incriminating documents.

The accused are being produced today in the Designated Court, the CBI said. 

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