The CBI, Anti Corruption Branch, Chennai has caught Sallong Yaden, Joint Commissioner, Income Tax, Range-VI, Nungambakkam, Chennai red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 8 lakhs from a chartered accountant, Shreyans Bhandari of S.H. Bhandari & Co., Chartered Accountants.
Both the accused Sallong Yaden and Shreyans Bhandari have been arrested.
CBI said that this amount was demanded and accepted by Yaden to give a favourable report on the Income Tax search conducted on a private company based in Chennai.
In this regard, CBI has registered a case vide RC 1(A)/15 u/s.120-B IPC r/w 7, 12, 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against Shri Sallong Yaden, Joint Commissioner, Income Tax, Hitesh Kawad, Managing Director, SPR and RG Constructions, Sanjay Bhandari (A3) of S.H. Bhandari & Co., Chartered Accountants, Shreyans Bhandari (A4), S/o. Sanjay Bhandari, resident of T.Nagar, Chennai.
Searches have been conducted at nine places at Chennai which include various residences, offices and also at few places outside Chennai. The accused Sallong Yaden and Shreyans Bhandari are being produced before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai.
During the searches, several incriminating documents, files relating to the questioned Assessments, computers, laptops, cellphones, huge cash, huge quantities of gold jewellery and silver bars were recovered till the last reports came in. Searches are further continuing, said CBI