Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

CBI arrests Assistant Director, Central Excise Intelligence for bribery

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The CBI today nabbed red handed an Assistant Director in the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence, Dehradun while allegedly receiving bribe of Rs 10 lakh to settle a service tax issue of a businessman.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

CBI sources said in a late evening trap operation Assistant Director Anil Kumar Mishra was arrested in his office as was receiving the bribe.

They said Mishra had raided the premises of a businessman in March, 2015 and red-flagged some service tax issues.

He had allegedly offered to settle them if a bribe of Rs 10 lakh is paid to them, they said.

The sources said it was not the first time that he had asked for alleged bribe from the business man. The business man had claimed that Mishra was raising these demands in the past also.

Frustrated by repeated demands, the businessman approached CBI with his complaint.

The sources said agency did adequate preparation, collected intelligence and carried out a raid on Mishra’s office when he was allegedly receiving the bribe from the complainant.

They said Mishra will be produced before the special CBI court in Dehradun tomorrow.

The searches are going on at his residence, office and office of his sub-ordinate officials, they said.

Inputs with PTI

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