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IT commissioner arrested in corruption case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has arrested Principal Commissioner Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta after Rs 3.5 crore in was allegedly recovered from his house by the agency during searches in a corruption case against him.

Dutta was taken into custody late last night and would be presented before a in today, Spokesperson R K Gaur said here.


The searches were conducted in 18 locations in and five in Ranchi after filing an FIR under corruption charges against Dutta and others, he had said after yesterday's action.

During the searches, the agency recovered Rs 3.5 crore and over 5 kg of gold (about Rs 1.4 crore according to current bullion rate) from the residence of Dutta, Gaur had said.

It is alleged that Dutta during 2016-17 entered into criminal conspiracy with three other officials of the department and Kolkata-based businessmen and entry operators, he had said.

Text messages sent to Dutta seeking his reaction remained unanswered.

In pursuance of the conspiracy, Dutta allegedly took huge illegal gratification from the businessmen through a chartered accountant to get the assessment files of different assesses transfered from Kolkata/Hazaribagh to Ranchi, Gaur had said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 12:22 IST
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