CBDT’s clarification on arrest of ITAT Member

Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi dated 16th May 2008


Sub: News item appearing in various newspaper on 15.5.2008 regarding arrest of a Member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Kolkata by the CBI – Clarification regarding.

Based on the news by agencies, some newspapers have reported on 15.5.2008 that a senior Income Tax officer of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Kolkata was arrested by the CBI accepting a bribe.

2. It is clarified that the concerned person is not an officer / employee of the Income Tax department. To this extent, these news items are factually incorrect, misleading and are denied.

(Shishir Jha)
Commissioner of Income Tax
& Spokesperson, CBDT
Tel: 011 23095453

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