Published On: Sat, Apr 2nd, 2016

Deputy CM Sisodia suspends senior VAT officer on bribery charge

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today suspended a senior VAT officer for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 20 lakh from a trader.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

According to a senior Delhi government official, the action was taken after Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, received a corruption complaint against the officer.

“The accused officer was posted in a Special Zone of Trade and Taxes Department. He was demanding Rs 20 lakh from a trader after he carried out a raid at his office and found some financial irregularities and seized some documents,” the officer said.

The trader approached the government and filed a complaint against the officer, following which Sisodia issued an order for his suspension.

PTI

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