CBI raids Ranchi principal IT commissioner, others

The CBI on Wednesday searched 23 locations in two cities in connection with an alleged corruption case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta, and others, officials in New Delhi said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2017 1:50 pm
CBI, CBI raids, Ranchi IT commissioner, IT commissioner raided The CBI searched 23 locations in connection with an alleged corruption case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi. (File Photo)

The CBI on Wednesday searched 23 locations in two cities in connection with an alleged corruption case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta, and others, officials in New Delhi said. The searches were conducted in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi, the CBI sources said.

The raids were related to an ongoing investigation of a case registered against Dutta, three other officials of the Income Tax Department and six private persons, including a chartered accountant, and unidentified others. The allegations include criminal conspiracy, taking illegal gratification and criminal misconduct, the sources said.

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    A Banerjee
    Jul 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    As a former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (1969 Batch of IRS), I must congratulate the CBI for this brilliant piece of investigation leading to the search (while the CBDT and the DG (Vig.) of the deptt. kept sleeping and even transferred the corrupt officer to Kolkata). As Rome was not built in a day, the making of a corrupt official begins very early in the officer’s career and hence this fact must also be considered by the CBI now that the officer has finally been successfully nabbed. And, from my experience, I can also add that, the officer could not have been successful in his corrupt practices all along his career without the connivance, complicity and support from the concerned superiors at every stage until the recent transfer order, as would be clear from the amount of the seizures. It is also certain that this officer could not be alone in his ventures in the Service and the chain must also be established. I only hope, the CBDT takes a hint from the search.
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