CHENNAI: A joint commissioner of income tax was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation while accepting a bribe from a chartered accountant.
CBI said that its anti-corruption branch in Chennai caught red-handed Joint Commissioner, Income Tax, Range-VI, Nungambakkam, Sallong Yaden while he was accepting the bribe from chartered accountant Shreyans Bhandari of S H Bhandari & Co., Chartered Accountants to give a favourable report on the Income Tax search conducted on a private company based in Chennai.
It is learnt CBI is conducting searches at nine places in Chennai, including various residences, offices and also at few places outside Chennai.
Several incriminating documents, files relating to the questioned assessments, computers, laptops, cellphones, cash, huge quantities of gold jewellery and silver bars were recovered till the last reports came in. Searches are still on.Both Yaden and Bhandari have been arrested an are being produced before the CBI special judge.
Besides Yaden and Bhandari, cases have been registered against the managing director the private firm, Hitesh Kawad and Sanjay Bhandari of S.H. Bhandari & Co., Chartered Accountants.