The Special Judge, CBI Cases in Indore and Pune, last week, convicted two Income Tax officials in two different cases related to corruption.

In the first case, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) convicted Shri Pankaj Gupta, then Assistant Commissioner, Income Tax, Indore; Shri Ajay Viren, then ITO, Indore & Shri Shyam Sunder Mundra, Chartered Accountant and sentenced them to three years imprisonment with fine of Rs. 80,000/- in corruption cases.

CBI registered against Shri Pankaj Gupta, Assistant Commissioner, Income Tax, Indore and then Shri Ajay Viren, ITO, Indore, on the allegation of asking for illegal donation of Rs. 9 lakh for showing appreciation to the complainant for payment of income tax.

After investigation, the CBI filed a case against the accused. During the trial, 33 prosecution witnesses were examined.

The trial court found the accused guilty and convicted them.

In another case, Special Judge, CBI case, Pune (Maharashtra) convicted Shri Shekhar Khomane, Income Tax Officer, Ward 12(4), Range 12, Pune to three years imprisonment with a fine of Rs.50,000/ – in corruption case.

CBI registered a case on 04.12.2018 against Shri Shekhar Madhukar Khomane, Income Tax Officer, Ward 12(4), Aayakar Bhawan, Bodhi Tower, Sallisberi Park, Gultekdi, Pune. He allegedly asked for a bribe of Rs. 1,00,000,000/- from the Complainant to settle his Income Tax case. The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting undue benefits of Rs. One Lakh from the Complainant. The house of the defendants was searched and it was possible to return the documents.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 12.03.2019 in the court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Pune. The trial court found the accused guilty and convicted him.

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