Bhopal, 29 March-2014(PTI): In Madhya Pradesh, the CBI arrested Income Tax Deputy Commissioner Poonam Roy red handed Friday night taking 10 lakh rupees as bribe from a builder in Bhopal. The CBI has taken four others in its custody including her husband Ganesh Roy. In Madhya Pradesh, the CBI arrested Income Tax Deputy Commissioner Poonam Roy red handed Friday night taking 10 lakh rupees as bribe from a builder in Bhopal. The CBI has taken four others in its custody including her husband Ganesh Roy.
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Anti-corruption branch (ACB) of CBI on Friday arrested a deputy commissioner of income tax department and her husband in Bhopal for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder to settle his tax penalty case. Three others, including a CA were also arrested. Poonam had demanded 25 lakh rupees from a builder to settle his Income Tax related matter. It is reported that the deal was mediated by her husband. Poonam Rai and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were caught red-handed by CBI accepting cash at their official residence at Income Tax Colony in Bhopal at 9.15 pm, sources said.
Proprietor of Ramrayan builders and developers, Bhopal, had lodged a complaint with CBI that the officer was demanding Rs 25 lakh to settle his penalty.
The I-T department authorities had issued a notice to his firm stating that they wanted to scrutinize accounts of his firm for financial year 2012-13. Accordingly, book of accounts was produced through his auditor of a private firm of Chartered Accountants.
The auditor later informed the complainant that his firm’s account records were scrutinized by the deputy commissioner.
The IRS officer of 2007 batch allegedly sent a message through the auditor that he has to pay a huge penalty for violation of the I-T Act and Rules and she allegedly demanded Rs 25 lakh as bribe to settle the matter.
When approached by the complainant, CBI later laid a trap and Poonam Rai along with her husband were caught red-handed accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe from the complainant, an agency spokesperson said here. The officer has 4-month-old baby.
“When the builder tried to hand over the cash to Poonam Rai, she asked him to hand over the cash to her husband. She reportedly asked him to pay remaining Rs eight lakh after some time,” a CBI officer said, adding both of them have been arrested. A search was on till the filing of the report.