Tax official, chartered accountant nabbed for taking bribe

February 26th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A senior income tax official posted at Indore and a chartered accountant were Tuesday caught by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for taking a bribe from a businessman. The businessman had complained to the CBI that the assistant commissioner of income tax posted at Indore was demanding a bribe of Rs.900,000 from him for the settlement of income tax after a survey conducted by the official and the chartered accountant, a CBI press release said.

The investigating agency laid a trap and caught chartered accountant S.S. Mundra while he was accepting the bribe on the behalf of assistant commissioner Pankaj Gupta, a 2004 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, the CBI release added.

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