Bhadrak: CBI arrested an income tax official in Odisha for taking bribe from a petrol pump owner to not reopen an assessment matter. The accused has been arrested as Niranjan Behera.
The central investigating agency also conducted a raid at his residence this morning and recovered Rs 2 lakh, around 700gm gold ornaments and plots in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
This apart, the CBI sleuths also seized many important documents including some bank accounts during the search operation at the house.
Sources said that the accused had demanded Rs 50,000 as bribe from a petrol pump owner in Bhadrak district for not reopening his tax assessment issue.
However, owner of the oil outlet informed the CBI about the matter, which laid a trap and arrested Behera while receiving Rs 40,000 of the Rs 50,000 bribe.