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CBI arrests four Income Tax officers in graft case

The CBI has arrested four income-tax officials in connection with a corruption case allegedly involving a principal commissioner in Ranchi. Those arrested are Ranjit Kumar Lal and Sunil Kumar Gupta of Ranchi; Tarun Roy from Koderma; and Vinod Kumar Palat Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.

 

Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Jharkhand) Tapas Kumar Dutta who was arrested by the CBI on July 12, 2017.

Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Jharkhand) Tapas Kumar Dutta who was arrested by the CBI on July 12, 2017.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

The principal commissioner was arrested by the CBI on July 12 for allegedly extending undue favours to businessmen.

PTI adds:

The officers, in connivance with the principal commissioner, were allegedly providing undue favours to businessmen, who were slapped with a heavy tax liability, in return for huge bribes, he added.

Following the FIR, raids were conducted at 23 (18 in Kolkata, five in Ranchi) premises of the accused.

“₹3.7 crore in cash, 6.6 kg of gold and some incriminating documents, including one related to a flat worth ₹4 crore , were recovered during the raids of the premises and a locker of the principal commissioner,” the CBI spokesperson said.


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