The CBI has arrested two income tax department officials and a chartered accountant in a Rs four lakh bribery case and carried out searches at 10 locations in Rajasthan in this regard, officials said on Thursday.CBI has arrested two income tax department officials and a chartered accountant in a Rs four lakh bribery case and carried out searches at 10 locations in Rajasthan in this regard, officials said on Thursday. Laxman Singh, Income Tax officer, and Prem Sukh Didel, Income Tax inspector, both posted in Nagaur, Rajasthan besides chartered accountant Suresh Pareek have been taken into custody, they said.

The allegations were that these officials of the Income Tax Department demanded a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh from the complainant, through the Nagaur based Chartered Accountant, for settling issues arising out of an Income Tax survey conducted by the Income Tax Department on the business premises of the complainant’s firms and his family members at Nagaur. CBI laid a trap and caught the Chartered Accountant while demanding and accepting the negotiated bribe amount of Rs.4 lakh. During the investigation, an Income Tax Officer and Inspector were also arrested.

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