Income Tax officer arrested; new notes of Rs 24 lakh seized

Vinay Kumar Mangla, CBI, Rajasthan, Income Tax Return,
Vinay Kumar Mangla, CBI, Rajasthan, Income Tax Return,

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested an Income Tax Officer at Jhalwar in Rajasthan while allegedly taking the bribe of Rs one lakh from an assessee for not imposing the penalty on his Income Tax Return.

The agency also found new currency notes worth Rs 24 lakh during searches at his residence, CBI spokesperson said on Friday.

CBI sources said Vinay Kumar Mangla, Income Tax Officer, Jhalawar was arrested red handed while he was allegedly accepting the bribe from the Income Tax assessee.

” A case was registered U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 against Income Tax Officer, Jhalawar on a complaint. It was alleged in the complaint that the Income Tax Officer demanded a bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant for not imposing penalty due in the scrutiny of his income for the assessment year of 2014-15,” CBI spokesperson R K Gaur said.

He said CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant.

“During the search conducted at the residential premises of the accused, new currency of Rs 24 lakh (approximately)was found,” CBI spokesperson said.

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