Income Tax official arrested by CBI in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an income tax official in Odisha for taking a bribe from a petrol pump owner to not reopen an assessment matter.

The CBI arrested Niranjan Behera, an income tax official, for demanding Rs 50,000 as bribe from a petrol pump owner in Bhadrak district for not reopening his tax assessment issue.

The petrol pump owner informed the CBI about the matter, which laid a trap and arrested Behera while receiving Rs 40,000 of the Rs 50,000 bribe.

The central investigating agency also conducted a raid at his residence this morning and recovered  Rs 2 lakh, around 700gm gold ornaments and plots in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

The CBI sleuths also seized many important documents including some bank accounts during the search operation at the house.