I-T official nabbed for corruption

I-T official nabbed for corruption

CBI western region head Rishi Raj Singh identified the two as Income Tax Commissioner (Appeal) R P Meena, and chartered accountant  U P Pai.

Meena asked the complainant to pay Rs 2.20 lakh in return for a closure report for the files pertaining to the period 2006-2007.  The complainant was asked to pay the amount to Pai, otherwise his file would never be cleared and he would be compelled to shell out heavy penalties.

The complainant appr­oached the CBI, and a team on Friday went in disguise to Meena’s office where he was holding discussions with the victim and Pai over the modalities of paying the bribe.  

The CBI team nabbed Pai red-handed while accepting the bribe on behalf of Meena. Another CBI team then rushed to Meena’s residence and nabbed him.

As the CBI team arrived, Meena attempted to throw away his mobile phone, and later the sleuths recovered three more cell-phones under fictitious names of different telecom circles.

“Meena used to talk to his contacts on this private mobile phone. Scrutiny of call records of this mobile phone is being done, even the other cellphones are suspected to be used for similar illegal transactions,” Singh said.

The CBI is carrying out searches at the houses and offices of Meena and Pai. Searches are also underway at three locations in New Delhi where Meena has a house, a bank locker and a plot in Jaipur and a home in Dausa (Rajasthan).

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