The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two Superintendents and one Inspector, all working in the office of Commissioner, Central Goods & Service Tax, Central Excise, Belgaum(Karnataka) in an alleged bribery case of Rs.Five Lakh.
A case was registered on a complaint against a Superintendent of GST, Belagavi; an Inspector, GST, Belagavi and others on the allegations that the accused visited complainant’s factory and demanded bribe of Rs.20 lakh for not filing the required GST amount.
CBI laid a trap and caught the Inspector while accepting bribe of Rs.Five lakh from the complainant as a first instalment. In a follow up action, two Superintendents were also caught. Searches at the office & residential premises of accused at Belagavi and Ghaziabad are in progress.
All the arrested accused will be produced today before the Jurisdictional Court at Dharwad.
The release does not mention the names.