Press Esc to close
Wednesday 29 June 2016
News updated at 7:55 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.3°C
Min : 20.6°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Stock Guru scam: I-T officer removed from Finance Ministry

New Delhi, Jan 15, 2013 (PTI):

A senior Income Tax official has been removed from the Finance Ministry after CBI carried out raids at his properties on charges of allegedly taking bribe during a probe into the Rs 500-crore Stock Guru scam.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex body of I-T department, has issued orders attaching 2006 batch IRS officer Yogendra Mittal, a Deputy Commissioner-rank officer, as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Chief Commissioner (Income Tax) Delhi, official sources said.

Mittal was working as an OSD in the Tax Planning and Legislation division of the CBDT, under the Department of Revenue.

CBDT has also ordered an inquiry against him, they said.

"A departmental inquiry against him will be conducted by a Chief Commissioner rank official and it will submit a report to the CBDT soon. He may later be suspended too," a senior official said.

CBI had searched the residential premises of Mittal at Kaushambi, Ghaziabad as well as his office yesterday.

The officer was booked for criminal conspiracy and under Prevention of Corruption Act. It was alleged that the officer led searches against Stock Guru with the intention of extracting illegal gratification, CBI had said.

Mittal had conducted search operations at various locations in connection with Stock Guru scam during January 2011 but they were allegedly not genuine.

The conspirators of Stock Guru scam -- Ulhas Prabhakar Khaire and his wife Raksha -- were arrested by Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing in November last year, nearly 22 months after dubious searches carried out by the I-T officer, CBI sources had said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Muslims prays inside a mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Army persons move towards the house where a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was hiding...

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor gestures at an awareness campaign for road safety....

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is welcomed by fishermen community...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523