CBI arrests Income tax officer from Jodhpur for accepting bribe

Jodhpur: CBI today detained an Income Tax officer here for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 15 lakh on behalf of a senior officer.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

CBI sources said Shailendra Bhandari, the ITO has been nabbed as he got the alleged bribe amount delivered at a jeweller’s shop rather than receiving himself.

They said during preliminary examination, Bhandari who is also the PRO of the department has confessed that the bribe was meant for a very senior officer of the department.

The sources said the role of the senior officer and the jeweller is being investigated. They said Bhandari could be arrested anytime as the legal process is underway.