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CBI FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST 14 ACCUSED INCLUDING THEN PRINCIPAL COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX; INCOME TAX OFFICERS AND OTHERS

September 09, 2017 01:09 PM

Ranchi (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation  on Friday filed a chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge, Ranchi u/s 15 of PC Act r/w 511 of IPC r/w 120-B of IPC r/w sections 7, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 and substantive offence & thereof against 14 accused persons, including then Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi; four Income Tax Officers posted at Ranchi, Koderma, Hazaribag and nine private persons/businessmen.

It may be recalled that CBI had registered a case on 10.07.2017 against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi; Additional CIT, Ranchi; ITO (Tech), Ranchi; Another Officer of Income Tax, Ranchi; six private persons and other unknown public servants/private persons/companies etc. u/s 120-B of IPC r/w sections 7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act., 1988 on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification and criminal misconduct etc.

It was alleged that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi had entered into a criminal conspiracy with Additional CIT, Ranchi, ITO (Tech.), another officer of Income Tax Department and five private persons (all Kolkata based businessmen & infamous entry operators) and a CA of Kolkata for getting Income Tax assessment files of their different assessee companies transferred from Kolkata/ Hazaribagh to Ranchi for providing undue favour to those assesses, who had been charged with heavy tax liability, in lieu of huge bribe. Searches were conducted on 12.07.2017 at the premises of accused persons at 23 locations (18 at Kolkata & 05 at Ranchi).

During investigation, CBI had arrested then Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, four Income Tax Officers posted at Ranchi, Koderma, Hazaribag and a private person (a businessman of Kolkata). All the arrested accused are presently in Judicial Custody.Further investigation is continuing in the case. 

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