CBI arrests Income Tax officer Poonam Rai, her husband Ganesh Malviya for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe

The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has arrested deputy commissioner income tax (IT) Poonam Rai for taking a bribe of Rs 10 lakh.

Rai and her husband were caught for taking the money from a builder. She was asking for the money to settle the case of tax penalty.

The builder had informed the CBI police team. The trap was laid and they were arrested. Apart from Rai, her husband and two other persons were also caught.

Ganesh Malviya is a BJP leader. The two other persons are  Pretam Chotrani and Sanjay Raut. The four accused were produced in court.

They were remanded to CBI custody. Later on when they were again produced in the court, they were granted bail after furnishing Rs 1 lakh personal bond each.

The raid shows the extent of corruption in the departments like Income Tax. It was the proprietor of Ramayan Builders, Rajesh Bhadoria, who had complained to the CBI about the demand of bribe. Acting on his complaint the major trap took place. The CBDT has suspended Poonam Rai.

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