Published On: Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017

CBI arrests I-T Deputy Commissioner in Rs 3 crore bribery case

New Delhi: The CBI today arrested a Deputy Commissioner in the Income Tax Department in Mumbai in an alleged bribery case of Rs 3 crore, a spokesperson for the probe agency said.

PIB Media and Communication Director Abhishek Dayal was today appointed as the new spokesperson of the CBI.

“A case was registered against the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax of Mumbai on the allegations of demanding an illegal gratification amounting to Rs 3 crore from the complainant for showing undue favour in his tax assessment,” CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.

Jaipal Swamy’s two alleged accomplices — Kamlesh Shah and Prathamesh Masdekar — have also been arrested in the case, the spokesperson said here.

“A case was registered against the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, on the allegations of demanding an illegal gratification amounting to Rs 3 crore from the complainant for showing undue favour in his tax assessment,” CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said here.

He further said it was alleged that the accomplices of the Deputy Commissioner were to arrange gold in exchange of money sent by the complainant.

“One of the accomplices was caught red-handed accepting the alleged gratification of Rs 3 crore by way of two Cheques.

The other accomplice and the public servant were also arrested. Searches were conducted today at three locations in Mumbai,” he said.

He said the arrested accused will be produced in a competent court in Mumbai tomorrow.

PTI

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