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AP state tax official nabbed for accepting Rs 23 lakh in bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Machilipatnam(AP) 

A top state was today nabbed by the Anti-Bureau for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 25 lakh, and accepting Rs 23.20 lakh, from the employee of a multinational company here.

ACB RP Thakur said that State Additional Commissioner U Yedukondalu was nabbed from the latter's chamber in the Commissionerate office in Edupugallu in district today evening.

Thakur said that Yedukondalu had agreed to settle an input tax credit refund of Rs 4.60 crore of the MNC and in return had demanded Rs 25 as gratification.

A trap was laid and the was nabbed as he accepted Rs 23.20 lakh, Thakur said. He added that office superintendent and an MNC employee Sathya were also caught during the trap.

A case has been registered and further investigations were underway, he added.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:45 IST