Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015

CBI arrests Income Tax Principal Commissioner

Thiruvananthapuram: CBI today arrested a Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Thiruvananthapuram, and an Income Tax Officer in an alleged bribery case of Rs.10 lakh.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

A case was registered a case under charges of criminal conspiracy and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against Sailendra Mamidi, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Kottayam/Thiruvananthapuram, Sarat, Income Tax Officer, working in the office of CCIT, Thiruvananthapuram, M.K.

Kuruvilla, Chartered Accountant, Joy Thomas, Prorietor, Powath Jewellery, Kottayam and Mathew Alex, Managing Partner, Vellapally Brothers in the alleged bribery case, CBI said. All the accused have been arrested, they said.

“It was alleged that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Thiruvananthapuram and also holding charge of PCIT, Kottayam, had demanded Rs.10 lakh to give a favourable report on the Income Tax survey conducted on a jewellery shop based in Kottayam,” CBI spokesperson said here today.

She said the amount was to be delivered by the Chartered Accountant of the shop to the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax through the partner of a construction company.

“CBI conducted searches and recovered Rs.10 lakh (approx) from the partner of the construction company.

Searches are being conducted at 9 places including Kottayam, Thiruvananthpuram and a few places outside Kerala at the office and residence of accused persons, she said.

The official said searches led to recovery of documents, files relating to assessments, computers, laptops, cellphones and cash of Rs. 12.5 lakh (approx).

PTI

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