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CBI arrests Dy I-T Commissioner

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today arrested a Deputy Commissioner of and a former director of State Bank of Patiala from for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs six lakh from a businessman.

sources said former State Bank of Patiala Director Gupta, who is also a Chartered Accountant, was arrested along with department Deputy Commissioner P K Bahattacharya who was allegedly caught red handed while accepting bribe in return for settling a tax returns issue of the businessman.

The sources said residences of both the accused were searched in and documents, laptops and computer hard drives seized by the agency.

The searches started early morning at Gupta's residence in Green Park.

The sources said Gupta was allegedly acting as a middleman for Bhattacharya who had demanded Rs six lakh for settling a tax returns issue of the businessman.

First Published: Wed, April 03 2013. 20:00 IST