CBI arrests GST commissioner Kanpur, 8 others in alleged bribery case
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Indian Revenue Service officer who was the Commission GST, Kanpur and either others. The arrests were made in connection with an alleged bribery scam.
CB sources said that the arrests were made after they received complaints of bribery. It was alleged that the officer Sansar Chand, some superintendents, his personal staff along with some private persons allegedly took bribe from individuals and businessmen. A case has been registered and further investigations are on.
Sources say that they had received several complaints from both individuals and businessmen about bribes being allegedly sought. We worked on these complaints and then proceeded with the case before making the arrests, the source also added.
CBI sources also said that the officer had recently taken a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a local businessman. It is alleged that he along with his two superintendents and of his office personnel along with other individuals were involved in taking bribe from businessmen.
It may be recalled that a senior officer of the Commercial Taxes Department was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau two days back. He was arrested for possessing assets disproportionate to his known source of income.