The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer(ITO), Income Tax Department, Fatehabad (Haryana) and two private persons in a bribery case of Rs.50,000.The agency took into custody Income Tax Officer C B Narang, Income-tax Department, Fatehabad, chartered accountant Sushil Singla and middleman Mahender Kumar recently while they were allegedly receiving the bribe.
A case was registered against the Income Tax Officer and a CA (private person) on a complaint alleging that the ITO, Income Tax Department, Fatehabad has demanded bribe of Rs 75,000 from the complainant in a matter of non filing of income tax return for the money deposited in his HDFC Bank account during the financial year 2010-11.
During an investigation, CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000 from the complainant. Thereafter, all the accused were arrested.
Searches were conducted at the residential & office premises of the accused. Documents of properties worth Rs.2 crore (approx) belonging to the Income Tax Officer, and incriminating files were recovered.