Published On: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018

CBI arrests Income Tax officer in bribery case in Aurangabad

CBI today arrested an Income Tax officer here while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh for the settlement of a tax claim.

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested an Income Tax officer here while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh for the settlement of a tax claim.

The officer (name not disclosed), attached to Ward 3 (1), had allegedly demanded the bribe to settle a tax liability claim dating back to the assessment year 2010-11.

When the assessee approached the CBI, the agency laid a trap and arrested the officer red-handed, sources said.

Simultaneous searches were conducted at the officer’s office and houses at Aurangabad and Nashik, and assets disproportionate his known sources of income were found, they added.

A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered.

PTI

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