CBI busts GST ‘corruption’ racket in Rohtak; four officers booked

Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Hisar, August 15

The Central Bureau of Interrogation (CBI) has cracked down on a significant racket of corruption within the Central Excise division and booked 4 officers of the Central GST wing in Rohtak on Saturday.

The accused officers had been allegedly taking bribe by pressuring the agency proprietor to impose penalty for evasion of GST by his agency.

The agency proprietor, Manoj Kalra, complained to the CBI in regards to the CGST officers allegedly demanding bribe from him. The CBI performing laid a entice and carried out a raid on the residence of one of many accused on Friday night time that continued until at present afternoon. One of the accused has been arrested, the sources mentioned. 

The 4 accused been recognized as Gurvinder Singh Sohal, Kuldeep Hooda, superintendent within the CGST, and two inspectors Rohit Malik and Pradeep. They had been booked underneath Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption and Section 120 B of the IPC.  

The sources mentioned the accused had demanded Rs 12 lakh as bribe, of which Rs three lakh was paid by the agency proprietor, who additionally lodged a criticism with the CBI.

As the accused went to gather the remaining quantity yesterday, the CBI officers accompanied the agency proprietor and laid a entice. The CBI later reached the residence of one of many accused, Kuldeep Hooda, in Sector 1, Rohtak, and carried out search. The sources mentioned the CBI has seized gold, money and essential paperwork from his residence.

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