STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Asst Commercial Taxes Officer, VRO in ACB Net

Published: 18th March 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

Asst Commercial

VISAKHAPATNAM/VIZIANAGARAM:The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths trapped a senior official of the Commercial Taxes department at the commercial taxes office in VUDA Complex in Vizag for demanding and accepting a bribe Tuesday morning. Assistant commercial taxes officer (ACTO) V Kishore Kumar was nabbed for accepting Rs 50,000 bribe from a retailer in Vizag.

According to ACB DSP Ramakrishna, a retailer from Tagarapuvalasa approached Kishore Kumar for assessment of his account books which were presented at the CTO office. For signing and passing the orders, Kishore demanded Rs 2.5 lakh initially from the retailer. The retailer told the official that he could not pay such a huge amount and so Kishore settled for Rs 1 lakh and asked the retailer to pay the amount in two instalments.

Vexed, the retailer approached the ACB officials who laid a trap and nabbed the tainted officer. On Tuesday morning, the retailer came to the office and handed over the money to Kishore. Immediately, ACB officials led by DSP Ramakrishna raided the office and found the ink-marked currency notes from the ACTO. The ACTO was arrested and would be produced in court.

In another case, ACB officials of Vizianagaram district trapped a village revenue officer (VRO) of Kella village of Gorla mandal, K Rama Rao, while accepting Rs 10,000 from a farmer of the same village. Sources said that the VRO demanded bribe from the farmer to pass the pattadar passbook.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp