Government dismisses 12 senior Income Tax officers for corruption, misconduct

The list is topped by a Joint Commissioner rank officer against whom there are serious complaints of corruption and extortion from businessmen accused of helping self-styled godman Chandraswami.

Published: 10th June 2019 09:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2019 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The government has dismissed 12 senior IT officers from service for corruption and personal misconduct, including sexual harassment. The list is topped by a joint Commissioner-rank officer facing serious complaints of corruption and extortion from businessmen accused of helping self-styled godman Chandraswami.

It also includes an IRS officer in the post of commissioner (Appeal) in Noida, who was accused of sexual harassment by two lady IRS officers of commissioned rank. Another IRS officer who compulsory retired had acquired movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 3.17 crore by abusing his official position and by illegal means.

An income tax commissioner who had a Disproportionate Assets case against him and had been suspended from service in October 2009 pending criminal prosecution was also retired by the government.

Another officer involved in cases of corruption and extortion and who had passed wrong and mala fide assessment orders that were later reversed by appellate authorities too was dismissed. An officer who had amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.55 crore and used hawala channels for transferring the money, too was retired.

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  • Omkar

    Removed because they wont cooperate in BJP's corruption!
    4 months ago reply
  • Sujan singh yadav

    Compulsory retirement only is not enough I'll bottom money be recovered with interest prevailing rates and punishment as per ipc than only this will be effective they have amassed enough for two generations
    4 months ago reply
  • Omnath

    She is not defence minister any more..she is finance minister..
    4 months ago reply
  • D p parashar

    Marvellous job
    4 months ago reply
  • Krishna

    Why r u hiding the names of the officials. R u also being bribed to hide names
    4 months ago reply
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