Chief Commissioner (IRS) Arrested By CBI For Corruption + CIT(A) Sentenced To 3 Years RI

Principal Chief Commissioner (IRS) Arrested by CBI

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a grim press release dated 30.11.2016 stating that it has registered a case against Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Excise (an IRS officer), Chennai Zone & four Superintendents of Central Excise, Chennai on the allegations that during November, 2016, they conspired with each other and demanded illegal gratification for making favourable transfer postings of certain officers of Central Excise, on payment of Rs. One lakh per person. Further, one of the accused allegedly got an appointment of said Principal Chief Commissioner for delivering Rs.Two lakh at her residence on 29.11.2016.

According to press reports, the said Principal Chief Commissioner is Janaki Arun Kumar. She is an IRS officer of the 1978 batch.

Rs. 2 crore in cash found at the residence

It was reported that the CBI sleuths found Rs. 2 crore in cash at the residence of the Principal Chief Commissioner. The said cash was in the old currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000.

Treasure trove of unaccounted assets

The CBI revealed that it has seized incriminating documents, around 37 liquor bottles including imported liquor, 83 numbers of gold coins weighing 684 grams (approx), cash of Rs. 7.93 lakh (approx) and a cash of Rs. two lakh as alleged bribe handed over at her residence; Fixed Deposits worth around Rs.1.2 crore (approx), property documents of five immovable assets at Chennai, Bangaluru & Aurangabad were also recovered. Cash of Rs.2.62 lakh (approx), FDs worth around 30 lakh, locker key and incriminating documents were also recovered from the premises of other accused persons.

It was also stated that several other bank accounts and lockers have not been opened yet. This implies that the seizure amount may be much higher.

Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment

The CBI has issued another press release dated 29.11.2016 stating that Shri V. P. Shamsuddin, then Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals-II), Bangalore, has been convicted u/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d)(ii) of Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced to three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.3,00,000.

The CBI had registered a case on 21.09.1999 against Shri V. P. Shamsuddin stating that he had entered into a criminal conspiracy with others in the matter of passing two consolidated favourable appellate orders in favour of two persons in respect of 11 appeals on 27.09.1995 without hearing Assessing Officer and obtained only signature of authorised representative of said two persons. The Commissioner allowed tax relief of Rs.1,53,508 and Rs.1,60,197 to said two persons. A loss of Rs.3,13,705 was caused to Income Tax Department.


10 comments on “Chief Commissioner (IRS) Arrested By CBI For Corruption + CIT(A) Sentenced To 3 Years RI
  1. If I post a querry on income tax mater which unnecessarily the assessing oficer raise and reopen the case without considering application of exsisting of law already set in the Act and the rules.

    As a simple salary employee person unnecessarily litigate and to get the relief in heigher level courts like appeal, tribunal, highcourt supreme court stages which time consuming and high price for legal fees to Advocates and consultants which could be avoided if the assessing oficer follow inthe initial stage itself go as per the act and rules. This is mater of AY 2016-17, LINKING TO SOMEOTHER RUKES ACT WHICH WAS INDUCTED IN 2018..retrospectively.

  2. T.SAMPATH says:

    Dear Sir

    Any IAS/IRS/IPS Official is convicted by the court ( Even after all Appeals) The Government of India should Immediately seize or Withdraw the IAS/IRS/IPS Status & also the Concerned official should not be allowed to suffix the title as IAS/IRS/IPS even after release

  3. T.SAMPATH says:

    When once an IRS/IAS/IPS Officer is convicted by Court, The Government of INDIA Should Immediately withdraw the IAS/IRS/IPS Status & should not be asllowed to suffix the IAS/IRS/IPS even after the release from jail

    • Normally the service symbols like IAS, IPs, IRS would be there till their good service record period only, automatically service status is lost, that way even ICS people too enjoyed status till their good service period only. Else the very service is tainted.

  4. RAJEEV VERMA says:

    All the bureaucrats deserve to be investigated by a PROPER investigating agency “NOT CONTROLLED BY THE INDIAN BUREAUCRATIC MAFIA”.
    All the bureaucrats are corrupt, extortionist, forgerers, and manipulators.
    Their actions have put Indians several years behind the capability of Indians.

  5. my dear lady money shd not lure you, you lost in fact yr reputation you earned since 1978 as a bath of 1978 IRS. sorry.

  6. same thing I said of so many Dhana sheths in the very revenue of CBDT and dept of revenue; so in every MP or MLA Akbar visite, when so how Modi sheth could stop ‘black money’ as there is Shah at the help of BJP party he is another ‘Dhanaseth’ what Akbar visited!

    People may not like fact remains all departments of revenue is the very Khazana sources.

    that way the idea Ghazni got from Somnath temple when he visited 17 times. somnath khazana never dries he said to his soldiers, don’t kill just collect from somnathji khazana.

  7. v.,s. aiyar says:

    I am giving a story mailed to me by one of my friends. I agree with the contents. This should not be read in the context of demonetisation.
    Many many years ago, when I was in school, I heard the following story:
    Once Badshah Akbar’ s army was engaged in a prolonged war. As a result his royal wealth (“shahi khazana”) was nearly exhausted.
    He asked Birbal, “How to replenish my wealth.”
    Birbal: You can get it from Dhanna Seth.(merchant).
    Akbar was amazed as to how a trader/ merchant could have so much money. Still he went to Dhanna Seth.
    Dhanna Seth offered: Badshah Akbar, I have huge wealth, take as much as you want.”
    Akbar: Dhanna Seth, How did you accumulate so much wealth. Tell me without any fear of punishment.
    Dhanna: I earned it by adultrating grains & spices.
    Akbar got angry, he took all of Dhanna’s wealth and ordered him that from then on he would collect the horse dung in his royal stable. Dhanna agreed.
    Years passed by. Again Akbar had to fight a long drawn battle. Again his royal wealth exhausted & again Birbal advised Akbar to go to Dhanna Seth for help.
    Akbar wondered : Birbal, I had ordered him to work in royal stable to collect horse dung, How on earth he can have such a wealth.”
    Birbal: Badshah, you can ask him but only he can help you.
    Akbar went to Dhanna. Dhanna gave Akbar huge wealth.
    Akbar: Dhanna Seth, I had earlier taken all your wealth, How did you accumulate it again?
    Dhanna: From the stable – incharge & horse attendants. They used to underfeed the horses. I threatened them that I will complain to Badshah that they did not feed horses enough, hence the horse dung quantity was less. So they bribed me to keep silent.
    Akbar got very angry again & ordered Dhanna to start counting the waves at sea & returned to his Palace with Dhanna’s wealth.
    As luck would have it, Akbar fought another war, royal wealth emptied out and once again Birbal advised Akbar to go to Dhanna Seth for help.
    Akbar could not believe as to how Dhanna could earn so much by counting waves at sea.
    Akbar asked Dhanna for the help.
    Dhanna: Badshah, Take as much as you want but this time around I will not change my profession.
    Akbar: Ok, but tell me how did you earn money by counting Water waves at sea.
    Dhanna: Very simple, I used to stop merchant’s ships & boats far away from sea shore. I showed them your orders that I was counting waves & their ships & boats would disturb or break the waves hence their ships or boats should stay away. Badshah, these merchants then used to bribe me to let them reach the shore & unload their merchandise.
    So Badshah understood that Dhanna Seth can earn by engaging in manipulations & bribery from any profession.
    Demonetisation or no demonetisation, the Dhanna Seths of our society will always find a way to earn & accumulate black money.

    • PRAKASH says:

      HATS UP TO YOU. THIS IS VERY OPT TALE FOR TODAY’S SOCIETY AND SHAME ALSO. IT NOT POSSIBLE STOP BY ANY LAW / GOVERNANCE. AND IT’S SEEMS TO BE A PART OF ADMINISTRATION. I THINK THAT “ONLY WAY IS TO STOP OF CORRUPTION – BRIBE BY THIS GREAT CITIZEN OF INDIA” HAS TO DECIDE FIRMLY/COLLECTIVE NOT PAY. AND HONESTLY PAY TAX AND DARLEY FIGHT IT IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE INTEREST OF INDIA.

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