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Mumbai: CBI arrests I-T deputy commissioner, two accomplices in bribery case of Rs 3 crore

New Delhi:  The CBI on Friday arrested a deputy commissioner in the Income Tax Department in Mumbai in an alleged bribery case of Rs three crore, a spokesperson for the probe agency said.

Jaipal Swamy's two alleged accomplices Kamlesh Shah and Prathamesh Masdekar have also been arrested in the case, the spokesperson said.

 Mumbai: CBI arrests I-T deputy commissioner, two accomplices in bribery case of Rs 3 crore

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"A case was registered against the deputy commissioner of income tax, Mumbai, on the allegations of demanding an illegal gratification amounting to Rs three crore from the complainant for showing undue favour in his tax assessment," CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.

He further said it was alleged that the accomplices of the deputy commissioner were to arrange gold in exchange of money sent by the complainant.

 

"One of the accomplices was caught red-handed accepting the alleged gratification of Rs three crore by way of two Cheques. The other accomplice and the public servant were also arrested. Searches were conducted on Friday at three locations in Mumbai," he said.

He said the arrested accused will be produced in a competent court in Mumbai on Saturday.

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Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 13:15:39 IST

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