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CBI arrests I-T official Tapas Kumar Dutta in corruption case

PTI
Published Jul 13, 2017, 1:09 pm IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 1:09 pm IST
The investigating agency seized Rs 3.5 crore in cash and 5 kg gold after conducting searches in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi.
CBI has arrested Principal Commissioner Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta late on Wednesday night. (Representational Image)
 CBI has arrested Principal Commissioner Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta late on Wednesday night. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Principal Commissioner Income Tax, Ranchi, Tapas Kumar Dutta after Rs 3.5 crore in cash and 5 kg gold were recovered from his house by the agency during searches in a corruption case against him.

Dutta was taken into custody late on Wednesday night and would be presented before a court in Kolkata on Thursday, CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said. 

 

The searches were conducted in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi after filing an FIR under corruption charges against Dutta and others, he had said after Wednesday's CBI action.

During the searches, the agency recovered Rs 3.5 crore cash and over 5 kg of gold (about Rs 1.4 crore according to current bullion rate) from the residence of Dutta, Gaur had said.

It is alleged that Dutta during 2016-17 entered into criminal conspiracy with three other officials of the Income Tax department and Kolkata-based businessmen and entry operators, he had said.

Text messages sent to Dutta seeking his reaction remained unanswered.

In pursuance of the conspiracy, Dutta allegedly took huge illegal gratification from the businessmen through a chartered accountant to get the income tax assessment files of different assesses transferred from Kolkata/Hazaribagh to Ranchi, Gaur had said. 

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