Income Tax officer gets five years in jail in graft case

The special CBI court convicted a former Assistant Commissioner of Income tax for demanding and accepting bribe.

Updated: Dec 24, 2012, 20:47 PM IST

Mumbai: The special CBI court here today convicted a former Assistant Commissioner of Income tax for demanding and accepting bribe from an assessee and sentenced him to five years` rigorous imprisonment.
According to CBI, accused Rajeev Kumar demanded Rs 25,000 from the complainant in March 1998 to settle a tax claim for year 1995-1996.
The CBI filed the chargesheet in 2000 after he was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

PTI