The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Advocate on the allegations of demanding & accepting bribe of Rs. 80,000/- from the complainant.
CBI has registered case against an Assistant Commissioner, CGST, Chandigarh and an Advocate on a complaint. It was alleged that the complainant’s firm was allotted tender pertaining to the water supply/sanitation work etc., by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh and the said works were exempted from service tax as per notification of Govt. of India. It was further alleged that the complainant received a demand notice from CGST, Chandigarh advising him to pay service tax of Rs.11,44,898/-. The complainant has alleged that the Advocate informed him to give bribe of Rs. One lakh for getting his matter settled. It was also alleged that the Advocate demanded money at the behest of said Assistant Commissioner and subsequently, even the said official asked the complainant to deliver the bribe amount of Rs.80,000/- to the Advocate.
CBI laid a trap and caught the Advocate while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.80,000/-. Searches were conducted at the premises of both accused at Panchkula, Delhi and Chandigarh which led to recovery of incriminating documents.
The arrested accused will be produced today in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Chandigarh.