Three Infosys employees attached to I-T dept's data division arrested in Bengaluru for taking bribes from taxpayers

The three Infosys employees have been booked for cheating and criminal breach of trust

Press Trust of India March 09, 2020 18:09:55 IST
Three Infosys employees attached to I-T dept's data division arrested in Bengaluru for taking bribes from taxpayers
  • Three Infosys employees, attached to the Income Tax department's Centralised Processing Centre in Bengaluru, were arrested for allegedly taking bribes from tax-payers for speedy processing of their refund

  • According to police, the key accused among the three was attached to the CPC's data division and had demanded and collected money through his friends from some major taxpayers

  • Recently, one of the taxpayers refused to pay the money and shared the audio recording of his conversation with the accused with Income Tax officials

Bengaluru: Three Infosys employees, attached to the Income Tax department's Centralised Processing Centre in Bengaluru, were arrested for allegedly taking bribes from tax-payers for speedy processing of their refund, police said on Sunday.

Three Infosys employees attached to IT depts data division arrested in Bengaluru for taking bribes from taxpayers

Representational image. Reuters

According to police, the key accused among the three was attached to the CPC's data division and had demanded and collected money through his friends from some major taxpayers with whom he had contact over phone for processing their I-T refund claims at the earliest. He would allegedly charge them four percent of the refund money as his commission, they added.

Recently, one of the taxpayers refused to pay the money and shared the audio recording of his conversation with the accused with Income Tax officials who held an internal enquiry and then approached the police.

The Electronics City Police have registered a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against them. The police suspected the trio might have made about Rs 15 lakh so far as commission from taxpayers.

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