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I-T official remanded in CBI custody in graft case

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 18:29

Mumbai: A special court on Tuesday remanded
Income Tax assistant commissioner Anjali Bambole, arrested in
a graft case, to CBI custody till April 27.

Anjali was arrested last night, two days after the
arrest of I-T additional commissioner Sumitra Banerjee and her
husband Subratho. The trio have been accused of accepting a
bribe of Rs 1.50 crore from a builder to reduce his tax

The CBI today sought custody of Anjali to investigate
if more officials of I-T are involved in the crime.

"Anjali had earlier also demanded a bribe of Rs 20
lakh from a developer in Thane. We want to unravel the whole
conspiracy," the CBI stated in its remand copy.

The CBI had recovered cash worth Rs six lakh from
Anjali`s residence.

The investigating agency had yesterday also conducted
searches at the residence of I-T commissioner Anirudh Rai.

"So far nothing incriminating has been found from
Rai`s residence. Verification is going on," CBI DIG Sonali
Mishra said.

According to CBI, Sumitra and Anjali had on March 24
examined the documents of the complainant and conducted survey
of his sites. The accused had sought the bribe to reduce the
builder`s tax liability from Rs 25 crore to two crore.

The builder, however, lodged a complaint with the CBI,
which laid a trap and caught Sumitra red-handed while
accepting the bribe.


First Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 18:29

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