Maharashtra crime Income Tax official held while accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe in Kolhapur

  • | Monday | 21st December, 2020

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a 35-year-old Income Tax inspector red-handed while receiving a bribe of Rs 10 lakh in Maharashtra's Kolhapur. According to ACB officials, the accused officer, identified as Pratap Chavan, had been assessing the income tax files of a doctor. After negotiation, Chavan reduced the bribe amount to Rs 14 lakh. On Friday, the complainant asked Chavan to meet him at Wilson bridge in Kolhapur and collect the first installment of Rs 10 lakh. The Income Tax official reached the spot and as he collected the packet containing Rs 10 lakh cash, ACB officials present at the spot apprehended him.

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