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Former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax gets jail sentence

Newsroom24x7 Staff

bribeNew Delhi: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Saket Court, New Delhi on Thursday sentenced Arun Kumar Gurjar, a former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi and Baljeet Singh, an ex-Inspector of Income Tax, Delhi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.200,000 each in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case on 29 December 2010 on the allegations that Arun Kumar Gurjar, who was then Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Range-29, IP Estate New Delhi, was invlved in a criminal conspiracy with Baljeet Singh the then Inspector of Income Tax, and demanding bribe of Rs. 500,000 from the partner of a private firm based at Naya Bazar in Delhi to finalize the assessment case of his firm without any hurdle. A trap was laid and both the accused were caught red-handed while accepting Rs. 2,00,000 from the Complainant as part payment of bribe money on 29 December 2010. Consequent to investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against the two accused in the designated Court on 30 December 2011. During trial, the prosecution examined 23 witnesses.

The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 & Section 120-B of Indian Penal Code (IPC), on 20 May 2015.

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