20 Crore Bribery Charge on IRS officer !

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Irs_stock_guruRemember great Stock Guru scam ! The alleged perpetrators of Stock Guru scam – Khaire and his wife Raksha – were arrested by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing in November last year.Nearly 22 months before their arrests, an income tax search was carried out by an IRS officer , who is now being investigated by CBI.

The CBI on Monday carried out searches at office and residence of an Income Tax deputy director Yogendra Mittal ” an IRS officer of 2006 batch after registering a case against him for allegedly taking bribe running into crores . This was revealed by police to CBI due to ongoing  probe into the Rs 500-crore Stock Guru scam.

It has now been reported in media that the CBI today recorded statements of Income Tax Deputy Commissioner Yogendra Mittal and Stock Guru promoter Ullhas Khaire related to the  alleged bribe given to the officer during searches at the latter’s properties in connection with the department’s probe.The allegations by Khaire is that the I-T official had walked away with Rs 40 crore from his Rewari residence besides paying a bribe of Rs 15 crore for diluting a case against his company.

CBI sources said that a decision to take him under custody is being contemplated. They, however, said that searches at his Kaushambi residence revealed movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2 crore which can be explained by him.However, the CBI is trying to  to look further into the assets of the officer to unravel any possible avenue where the alleged illegal gratification could have been invested by him, they said.

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