BANGALORE: A CBI special Court has convicted an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer K Chandrika and pronounced a simple imprisonment for three years and a fine of Rs 1.50 lakh and additional 6 months imprisonment in case of default of payment of fine.
The CBI's AntiCorruption Branch had filed a chargesheet after completion of the investigation against Chandrika, the then Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, Bangalore, under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to the chargesheet, Chandrika had demanded a bribe of `10 lakh from one Rajeev Sawhney, Managing Director of V Moksha Technologies, for reducing the tax liability of his firm two years ago.
She was caught redhanded while demanding and accepting the bribe amount of Rs 2 lakh from Sawhney on January 2, 2009 in the presence of an independent witness.
In the meantime, CBI has requested the public to contact Superintendent of Police (CBI), ACB, Bellary Road, Bangalore or even phone (08023331026/ 23332726 in case of demand of bribe of Central Government employees of Public Sector undertaking and nationalised banks.