Court sentences taxman to 2 yrs RI for forgery in I-T returns

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 21:45

New Delhi: A special CBI court in Guwahati has sentenced an Income Tax department official and another person to two years of rigorous imprisonment for defrauding the exchequer by claiming fraud I-T refunds.

The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on each of them.

Those convicted include the then Tax Assistant in the I-T office of Dimapur in Nagaland Jagjibon Chakraborty and another person named Keishing James of Chingmeirong in Manipur`s Imphal.

"CBI had registered a case in this regard in 1990 and filed a charge sheet in 1992 against the duo alleging they made fraudulent withdrawals of Income Tax Refunds amounting to Rs 5,32,987 on the basis of fake/forged Income Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) certificates in the name of fictitious assesses and thereby cheated the government," a CBI spokesperson said here.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 21:45

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