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Top I-T officer held for accepting ‘Rs 5 lakh bribe’

Janjare allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh to settle the tax assessment of the complainant’s construction firm.

| Mumbai | Updated: December 12, 2015 12:27:27 am

The CBI on Friday arrested a Joint Commissioner of Income-Tax in Mumbai for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of
Rs 5 lakh. The CBI registered a case after a person approached them, alleging that Joint Commissioner S K Janjare, who operates from his office at Piramal Chambers, Mumbai, had reopened his file pertaining to I-T assessment and threatened his chartered accountant that the complainant should come and meet him for “settling the Income-Tax matter”.

Janjare allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh to settle the tax assessment of the complainant’s construction firm.

The bribe was negotiated to Rs 25 lakh and the accused allegedly agreed to accept Rs 5 lakh as first installment at his office premises. Following this, the complaint approached the CBI.

The CBI arrested him allegedly accepting the bribe from the complainant. Searches at the residential and office premises of the accused, led to recovery of property documents, gold jewellery, 1.5 kg gold coins and other documents. The accused was produced before a local court.

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