CA arrested on graft charge

New Delhi: CBI has arrested a Chartered Accountant for allegedly taking a bribe for settling an Income Tax notice issued to a businessman.

Chartered Accountant Suman was arrested under Provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources said.

They said role of another Income Tax Officer, on whose behalf the bribe was allegedly demanded is also been looked into.

CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said a case was registered against the Chartered Accountant on the allegations of demanding bribe of Rs two lakh from a businessman dealing in mobile handsets & accessories.

It is alleged that Income Tax Officer, Ward No 2(4), Faridabad (Haryana) had issued a notice to him regarding assessment of his income, Gaur said.

The spokesperson said after receiving the notice the complainant discussed the matter with the CA who informed that he has also received copy of the same notice and has discussed the matter with ITO.

“The complainant has further alleged that a meeting was also held in the office of ITO along with the CA and during this discussion, the complainant came to know that CA was demanding bribe of Rs two lakh on behalf of said ITO for settling the issue,” he said.

Gaur said on the request of the complainant, the CA reduced the bribe amount to Rs.1.50 lakh and agreed to accept Rs.60,000 as first instalment.

“CBI laid a trap at Faridabad wherein the Chartered Accountant was caught while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs.60,000. Searches were conducted at the official premises of CA, which led to recovery of relevant documents,” he said.