In Karnataka, two Superintendents of GST and a superintendent of customs in Karnataka has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over bribery charges.
The Superintendents of GST in Karnataka’s Ballari, Madhusudhana Kavadiki and Ananth Narhari, were arrested on Monday.
A case was filed, on a complaint alleging of demanding a bribe of Rs. 100000 for closing the file of the complainant relating to GST payment, against the superintendent, office of Deputy Commissioner, Central Tax, GST Division, Bellary, and unknown others.
However, later onwards the bribe demanded reduced to Rs. 80,000.
The CBI caught the officer red-handed, receiving the bribe amount from the complainant of Rs. 80,000.
Other Superintendent was also caught.
In addition, searched were being conducted at the residential and the official premises of the officer being accused.
The officer will be produced before the jurisdictional court, Bangaluru.
Meanwhile, after a complaint been filed against the Superintendent of Customs, Shashikant Machindra Deshmukh, Chamarajpet in Bengaluru, for clearance of shipments imported by the complainant, the officer was arrested by the CBI for collecting the bribe of Rs. 8,500 from the complainant.
Searches were being held at the accused premises in Bengaluru after the CBI arranged a trap and caught the accused accepting bribe, which then led to the recovery of the incriminating documents.
The accused was produced before the jurisdictional court and remanded to judicial custody.
Source: Indian Express
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