A special court here on Monday sentenced a former senior officer of the Income-Tax department to three-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000 for taking a bribe of Rs. 4 lakh.

R.K. Gupta, Additional Commissioner of Income-Tax in December 2008, demanded and accepted the bribe, from a tax consultant. The consultant approached the Anti Corruption Bureau of the CBI here. The bribe was for settlement of assessment of Income-Tax.

The CBI filed a charge sheet under Sections 7 and 13(2) r/w of the Indian Penal Code and 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Keywords: bribery case