Kochi: Income Tax official arrested by CBI for accepting bribe

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Kochi | Updated: April 1, 2017 4:14:53 PM

Dinesh, Inspector (Investigation), Income Tax Department, Ernakulam, was caught red-handed yesterday while demanding and accepting Rs five lakh from Dr Sabine S, consultant in Infertility and Laparoscopic clinic, the agency said today.

CBI has arrested an Income Tax official for allegedly taking Rs five lakh bribe from a doctor here. Dinesh, Inspector (Investigation), Income Tax Department, Ernakulam, was caught red handed yesterday while demanding and accepting Rs five lakh from Dr Sabine S, consultant in Infertility and Laparoscopic clinic, the agency said today. Sabine had preferred a complaint to the CBI, since he was not willing to pay the bribe amount. “The bribe amount was recovered in the presence of witnesses. Subsequently the accused was then arrested and is being produced before the Court. Search was conducted at the residential premises of the accused,” said Shiyas A, Superintendent of Police, CBI Anti Corruption Branch, in a release here.

CBI said Dinesh has been charged under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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The FIR in the case was filed before the Court of Special Judge-III, CBI, Ernakulam.According to the agency, Dinesh visited the hospital of Sabine and scrutinised documents relating to Income Tax.He allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from the doctor, saying that he had done some “favours” to him. Since the complainant was not ready to pay this bribe amount, Dinesh reduced the demand to Rs five lakh.

On Friday, four persons were arrested with old currency worth Rs 21.33 lakh in Jaipur Based on a tip-off, the Anti-Terroris t Squad along with Vidhyadhar Nagar police arrested the men last night while they were exchanging the old currency with the legal tender in a car, SP (ATS) Vikas Kumar said. They have been booked under section 109 (security for good behaviour from suspected persons) of CrPC, he said. The income tax department has been informed about the matter, Kumar added.

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