Media reports that Rakesh Jain, ITO, Chandigarh ,an Income Tax officer has been arrested in Chandigarh for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a businessman.
It has been alleged by the complainant, a local businessman, he first received a long list of questionnaire by the I-T officer who later called him to fix a meeting. During the meeting, the ITO initially demanded a bribe of Rs 3.50 lakh from him to settle his tax matter. Later, the demand of bribe amount was reduced to Rs 2.50 lakh and the first instalment of Rs 50,000 was to be paid yesterday,” a CBI press release said on Wednesday.
A case was registered against the I-T officer under the Prevention of Corruption Act following which the CBI laid a trap and the accused officer was caught while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 50,000 from the complainant.