The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer,Niranjan Behera, Bhadrak (Odisha), while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 40,000/- from the complainant.CBI had registered a case on a complaint alleging that the ITO, Bhadrak demanded a bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from the complainant for dropping penal proceedings against him and not to reopen assessment of previous years. Later, the accused agreed to accept illegal gratification of Rs. 40,000/-. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 40,000/- from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the office & residential premises of the accused which led to the recovery of cash of Rs. Two Lakh (approx) and documents including properties papers.
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