Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Friday arrested a Sales Tax Inspector red-handed demanding and accepting Rs three lakhs bribe for setting right records pertaining to Internal Audit Report of the Sales Tax Department Srinagar.
The Bureau received a written complaint wherein the complainant alleged that Khalid Bashir Tantary, Sales Tax Inspector has been demanding Rs. 3 lakh bribe to get the work done.
The complainant, who is running a business unit, was facing penalty of Rs. 14 lakh from Sales Tax Department, ACB said in a statement.
“On receipt of the complaint, case FIR No. 09/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 was registered in this Bureau and investigation taken up. During the course of investigation a trap team constituted,” it adds.
According to Bureau, the team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Khalid Bashir Tantary, Inspector, Sales Tax Department, Srinagar while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 3 Lakh from the complainant.
“Tantary was arrested on the spot by the ACB team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses. Immediately after the trap, search was conducted at the residential house of accused,” reads the statement.
The investigations are underway into the case, it added.