Income Tax accountant arrested for Rs. 3 mn graft

May 15th, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a member of the Income Tax Appellate (ITA) Tribunal from Kolkata for accepting a bribe of Rs.3 million. Two businessmen who were offering the bribe also were arrested. The CBI late Tuesday caught Jugal Kishore, an accountant member of the ITA Tribunal, while accepting the bribe from S.K. Tulsyan, proprietor of Kolkata-based S.K. Tulsyan & Co.

Nishant Jain, an employee of Mayank Securities Pvt. Ltd., was arrested while handling the money.

“The accused official and the two private persons who were offering the bribe were arrested at the residence of the accused official at Nizam Palace, Kolkata,” a CBI statement said Wednesday.

The CBI has also arrested proprietor of Mayank Securities, Subhash Chand Barjatiya under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The investigating agency was on a lookout for Tulsyan’s son who is a co-proprietor of his company.

“The CBI has seized computers of all the accused,” a CBI official said.

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