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CBI arrests CBDT accounts officer in Mumbai in bribery case

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today said it had arrested a senior accounts officer of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in Mumbai and a private person for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000 from a contractor.

The contractor, who provides cars on rental basis to the Income Tax department, had complained to the CBI that the officer had demanded the bribe from him for clearing his pending bills.
 
The agency registered a case against the officer and laid a trap and allegedly caught him and a private person, who allegedly accepted the bribe on his behalf in the cabin of the accused in Aaykar Bhavan, New Marine Lines, Mumbai.
 
Both the arrested accused were produced before the Special Judge, Mumbai and were remanded to police custody till March 4. Further investigation is in progress, a press release from the agency added.
 
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