The crackdown against corrupt officials of the income-tax department is continuing unabated. In the latest move, an Assessing Officer has been sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh from a taxpayer.
According to a press release dated 05.04.2017 issued by the CBI, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Dehradun has sentenced Shri Arun Kumar Ranjan, then Income Tax Officer, Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) to undergo ten years Imprisonment with fine of Rs.One lakh.
The CBI had registered the case on 28.05.2014 U/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Shri Arun Kumar Ranjan for demanding a bribe of Rs. Five lakh from the complainant. The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. Five lakh from the complainant. A chargesheet was filed against the accused on 17.07.2014 in the Court of Special Judge, CBI, Dehradun.
After trial, the Designated Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.