GST officer held for taking Rs 80,000 bribe in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chittaranjan Mohanty, CT & GST Officer, Enforcement Unit, Paradeep, in Jagatsinghpur district was today apprehended by Odisha Vigilance while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 from a complainant in order to release his seized documents and furnish closure report of CT & GST case instituted against him.

The entire bribe money has been recovered from the accused, said a senior official of Odisha Vigilance.

Following the seizure of cash, simultaneous house searches are going on at three locations to trace the assets of the accused disproportionate to his known sources of income, added the official.

“Cuttack Vigilance P.S case No.4 dt.30.03.2023 U/s 7 P.C Amendment Act, 2018 has been registered in this regard. The investigation is in progress,” said the official.

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