Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2019

CBI arrests two Central GST Superintendents for taking bribe

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested two Central GST Superintendents for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, officials said Tuesday.

“CBI laid a trap and caught the both Superintendents red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant,” CBI spokesperson said.

Sanjeev Kumar and Vivek Dekate, posted in Central GST Commissionerate, Pune allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 3 lakh for settling the service tax liability for the year 2016-17 of a businessman, they said.

“CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant, as first instalment of the total bribe amount of Rs 3 lakh,” a CBI spokesperson said.

He said searches were conducted at the office and residences of both the accused in Pune.

“During the searches, documents regarding acquisition of moveable and immoveable properties, gold jewelleries, cash, computer hard disks and other incriminating documents were found,” he said.

PTI

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