The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two Superintendents Sanjeev Kumar and Vivek Dekate, posted in Central GST Commissionerate, Pune allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 3 lakh for settling the service tax liability for the year 2016-17 of a businessman posted at the GST office, Pune (Maharashtra) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. One lakh from the complainant.
A case has been registered against the two Superintendents of GST, Pune u/s120-B of IPC and Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) on a complaint. It was alleged in the complaint that both the accused demanded a bribe of Rs. Three lakh from the complainant for settling the Service Tax liability for the Financial Year 2016-17. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. One lakh from the complainant, as first instalment of the total bribe amount of Rs. Three lakh.