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CGST Jt Commissioner and a Chartered Accountant held by CBI in Bribe Case

"We caught the accused while demanding and accepting the negotiated bribe amount of Rs 4 lakh from the complainant," said the CBI official.

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested a Joint Commissioner of CGST in Maharashtra, and a chartered accountant in a case of alleged bribery.

The official was identified as Mukul Patil, Joint Commissioner, CGST, Nagpur-2, and the CA as Hemant Rajandekar.

A senior CBI official said that a case was registered against Rajandekar on complaint that he demanded bribe of Rs 4.5 lakh to induce Patil, who had issued a show-cause notice pertaining to service tax liability against the complainant, to dispose off the case in his favour.

A team was set up to probe the matter, and laid a trap to catch the accused.

“We caught the accused while demanding and accepting the negotiated bribe amount of Rs 4 lakh from the complainant,” said the CBI official.

The CBI also conducted search operations at the premises of the accused which led them to the recovery of incriminating documents.

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