The CBI has issued a press release stating that P. K. Sharma, the Chief Commissioner Income Tax, and Shailendra Bhandari, ITO, have been arrested for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 15 lakh. In two other press releases, the CBI has stated than an ITO in Mumbai and another in Lucknow have also been arrested for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 75,000 respectively. According to news reports, the team of CBI officials was allegedly attacked with fire extinguishers by tax officials in Lucknow, after the investigating agency arrested one of their colleagues for bribe-taking. Some CBI officers were injured and are being treated in hospital. The CBI has filed an FIR against the attackers.
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