CBI registers case against city-based IT officials
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against some income tax officials currently posted in the city for providing undue favours to one businessman and some chartered accountants.
According to a press release issued by the CBI, a case has been registered against Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit), Guwahati, Dr Swetabh Suman.
The press release stated that CBI received information that during 2017-18, Suman entered into a criminal conspiracy with income tax officer, Pratap Das, Guwahati-based lawyers Ramesh Goenka and Amit Goenka and Jorhat-based businessman Suresh Agarwala, who has an office in Guwahati and some other persons.
The press release alleged that Suman agreed to show undue favour to Agarwala by passing a favourable order in an appeal arising out of assessment done in respect of one of the shell companies of Suresh Agarwala. The undue favour, according to the press release, was made “abusing their official position.”
The press release said that Suman made attempts to obtain illegal gratification to the tune of Rs 50 lakhs for himself and Pratap Das through Ramesh Goenka and Amit Goenka.
Searches were conducted in Guwahati, Jorhat, Nagaon, Shillong, Noida, Delhi and some other places. Some incriminating documents have been recovered. The press release stated that in the morning hours of 12th April, Rs 40 lakhs meant for the income tax officials was seized from a middleman.
The CBI has registered the case against Dr Swetabh Suman, Pratap Das, Ramesh Goenka, Amit Goenka, Suresh Agarwala and others.
File photo of Income Tax Office