Published On: Sun, Feb 7th, 2016

CBI arrests Income Tax Deputy Commissioner in graft case

New Delhi: CBI has arrested a Haryana Income Tax Deputy Commissioner and his aide for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two Lakh from a private firm proprieter for giving relief while levying penalty.

CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said that Income Tax Deputy Commissione Nitin Garg allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs two lakh for not imposing heavy penalty.

CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said that Income Tax Deputy Commissione Nitin Garg allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs two lakh for not imposing heavy penalty.

CBI sources said Deputy Commissioner in Sirsa Nitin Garg was arrested late last night.

The agency said that the proprieter of the private firm based in Sirsa had received an I-T notice seeking certain information under Income Tax Act for the assessment year 2013-14.

“It was alleged that the complainant was threatened that in case the bribe was not paid, heavy penalty will be imposed on him. The Deputy Commissioner instructed his aide to accept the money,” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said here.

He said that Garg allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs two lakh for not imposing heavy penalty.

The agency laid a trap and Garg and his aide, a resident of Bhatinda in Punjab, were arrested while allegedly accepting the bribe, he said.

“Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused which led to recovery of cash Rs 15.60 lakh, gold weighing 1620 grams, diamonds worth around Rs 60 lakh, silver amounting to Rs five lakh, 26 bank accounts in his name and that of his family members. Both the accused will be produced today in a competent court,” he said.

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