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CBI arrests Income Tax commissioner in a Rs 50 lakh bribery case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today arrested a of the department posted in for allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakh for giving relief in a shell company matter to a businessman,

The officer, Shwetabh Suman, allegedly demanded the bribe for passing favourable orders in tax assessment of a in a shell company matter, an said.

The amount was recovered from a middle-man and searches were carried out on the premises linked to Suman in Guwahati, Jorhat, Shillong, and

The agency has also arrested Pratap Das, (Audit), Guwahati, Pranjol Sarmah, who transported the cash, and Ramesh Goenka, an and

"It was alleged that during 2017-18, the of Income Tax(Audit), (Suman)... Has entered into a conspiracy with Income Tax (Audit), Guwahati, and two other accused and said private firm and unknown others, and in pursuance, thereof, the agreed to show undue favour to the of said private firm by passing favourable order in an appeal arising out of assessment done in respect of the company of said director," said.

Suman allegedly made attempts to obtain illegal gratification to the tune of Rs 50 lakh (approx) for himself and Das through said accused, he said.

"A sum of Rs.40 Lakh(approx) allegedly meant for the accused IT Officials were also recovered from one of the accused and middleman," he said.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:15 IST