CBI arrests Income Tax officer in bribery case


NEW DELHI: The CBI on Tuesday arrested an Revenue Tax officer in Madhya Pradesh, for demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5 lakh from a businessman, threatening him with heavy penalty and raid on his agency.

A case has been registered in opposition to accused Ramgopal Prajapati in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, a senior CBI official mentioned.

The complainant alleged that his agency was engaged in manufacturing electrical switches in Maharashtra, nonetheless, its Revenue Tax evaluation was being achieved on the Revenue Tax workplace at Mandsaur.

The accused demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh with a menace that if not paid, he would guarantee heavy penalty is imposed by the division together with raids on his agency.

The CBI laid a entice and caught the accused demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5 lakh from the complainant.

Searches are being carried out on the premises of the accused.

The accused might be produced earlier than the Particular Choose for CBI instances at Indore on Wednesday.

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