Argal, who belongs to Damoh (MP), is absconding after his name came up in plan of kidnapping and murder of his former batchmate.
This shocking disclosure came after the police registered a case against Argal and began a hunt for him.
The former chief commissioner of income tax CCIT Bhopal circle Argal conspired to kidnap and murder a retired IRS officer Ashok Kakkar.
But police came to know about abduction plan and foiled it. Thane police arrested the three criminals hired for the crime.
Argal and Kakkar were earlier friends but fell out after a monitory dispute. Argal started his firm after retirement while Kakkar joined corporate sector in Mumbai.
Argal and his accomplices wanted to recover Rs 60 crore that was given to Kakkar earlier.
But this is a unique crime as it shows how officers of elite Indian Revenue Services (IRS) are involved in huge financial deals, post-retirement, and are even prepared to commit heinous crimes over the deals.
[News screenshot courtesy Dainik Bhaskar, Hindi newspaper]