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Government compulsorily retires tax officers on extortion, bribe, sexual harassment charges

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Government has compulsorily retired almost a dozen senior tax officers on charges ranging from extortion, bribe and sexual

The axe has fallen on about 12 senior officers of the rank of Chief Commissioners, Principal Commissioners and Commissioners of Income Tax (I-T) Department under FR (fundamental rule) 56 (j) of Central Civil Services (pension) Rules.

The officers include Ashok Agarwal, Joint of I-T and former of Enforcement Directorate, S.K. Srivastava, (appeal, Noida), Homi Rajvansh, IRS (1985 batch), A.B.B. Rajendra Prasad, Ajoy Kumar Singh, A.B. Arulappa, Alok Kumar Mitra, Chander Saini Bharti, Andasu Ravinder, Swetabh Suman, and

This is major crackdown by the Narendra Modi-led government on bureaucrats and officials indulging in alleged corrupt practices.

Among the key tax officials shown the door, remained suspended from 1999 to 2014. He faced serious allegations of corruption and from accused of helping late Godman Chandraswami. Agarwal was found to have acquired ill-gotten wealth to the tune of Rs 12 crore and faced CBI inquiry.

The 1989 batch (IRS) was also retired prematurely as he faced charges of alleged sexual



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 21:20 IST