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  India   All India  03 Feb 2018  CBI arrests GST commissioner, 8 others in bribery case

CBI arrests GST commissioner, 8 others in bribery case

PTI
Published : Feb 3, 2018, 12:15 pm IST
Updated : Feb 3, 2018, 12:16 pm IST

According to agency sources, the commissioner was a 'habitual' offender, taking bribes from businessmen on monthly and weekly basis.

According to agency sources, Sansar Chand, a 1986-batch IRS officer, posted as the commissioner, two superintendents of the department, one personal staff and five private people were nabbed by the CBI in a late-night operation spread across Kanpur and Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 According to agency sources, Sansar Chand, a 1986-batch IRS officer, posted as the commissioner, two superintendents of the department, one personal staff and five private people were nabbed by the CBI in a late-night operation spread across Kanpur and Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested a commissioner of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department from Kanpur and eight others, including his staff and private officials, in connection with a bribery case.

According to agency sources, Sansar Chand, a 1986-batch Indian Revenue Service officer, posted as the commissioner, two superintendents of the department, one personal staff and five private people were nabbed by the CBI in a late-night operation spread across Kanpur and Delhi.

They said it is alleged that the commissioner was a "habitual" offender, taking bribes from businessmen on monthly and weekly basis, and it was during one such collection of Rs 1.5 lakh last night that he was nabbed.

The man who allegedly gave the bribe has also been taken into custody, a source said.

The sources said his wife is also named in the FIR but has not been arrested.

Tags: cbi, bribery case, gst commissioner
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi