The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi in an ongoing investigation of a case.
The arrested accused was produced today in the court of Special Judge, Ranchi and remanded to four days Police Custody.
It may be recalled that CBI had registered a case against Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi; Additional CIT, Ranchi; ITO (Tech), Ranchi; Another Officer of Income Tax, Ranchi; six private persons and other unknown public servants/private persons/companies etc. u/s 120-B of IPC r/w sections 7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13 (1)(d) of PC Act., 1988 on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification and criminal misconduct etc. Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons at 23 locations (18 at Kolkata & 05 at Ranchi).
In the case so far, a total cash of Rs. 3.7 crore (approx.): 6.6 kg. gold (approx.) and some incriminating documents including document related to a flat worth Rs. 4 crore (approx.) were recovered during the search at the premises and one locker of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax. The other locker is being operated. The documents recovered during searches at the premises of accused persons are being scrutinized.
Further investigation is continuing.