NEW DELHI: The CBI on Wednesday recovered Rs 3.5 crore in cash, five kg gold besides incriminating documents during the searches at the residence of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi Tapan Kumar Dutta.
During the day, the agency had conducted searches at 23 locations, 18 in Kolkata and five in Ranchi.
Besides Dutta, the agency has booked Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, Income Tax Officer (Technical), Ranchi, another Officer of Income Tax, Ranchi; six private persons and other unknown public servants/private persons/companies under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the allegations of criminal conspiracy, illegal gratification and criminal misconduct, CBI sources said.
“It was alleged that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Ranchi, while functioning as such during the years 2016 and 2017, has entered into a criminal conspiracy with Additional CIT, Ranchi, ITO (Tech.), Another Officer, Income Tax Department and five private persons, all Kolkata based businessmen and infamous entry operators and a CA of Kolkata for getting Income Tax assessment files of their different assessee companies transferred from Kolkata/ Hazaribagh to Ranchi for providing undue favour to those assesses, who have been charged with heavy tax liability, in lieu of huge bribe,” the CBI said in a statement.
According to the allegations, Dutta had issued favourable orders in the case of private companies that paid huge bribes that were stashed with a private person.