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CBI ARRESTS INCOME TAX OFFICER AND ADVOCATE IN A BRIBERY CASE OF RS.1.50 LAKH

March 07, 2018 10:05 PM

Farrukhabad/Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer, Badapur, Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh) and an Advocate, resident of Farrukhabad in an alleged case of bribery of Rs.1.50 lakh.

A case was registered u/s 120-B r/w Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 against the Income Tax Officer, Income Tax Office, Badpur, Farrukhabad and an Advocate, resident of Farrukhabad on a complaint. It was alleged that accused has demanded bribe of Rs.5 Lakh which was subsequently reduced to Rs.4 Lakh for settling an enquiry to be conducted by ITO in connection with purchase of land by the complainant. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.1,50,000/- as part payment of total bribe from the complainant. The Advocate has allegedly played the role of middleman between the complainant and ITO.

Searches have been conducted at the premises of accused at Farrukhabad and Kanpur which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

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