GST Commissioner and 6 others held for taking bribes on monthly, quarterly basis
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Feb-2018

Lucknow, February 4: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a GST commissioner Sansar Chand from Kanpur and six others, including 3 officials, were held for taking a bribe. The accused used to collect bribes from businessmen and industrialists on a regular basis.

CBI officials said that the bribes were collected either in cash or costly items like refrigerators, television sets and mobile phones which were delivered to the commissioner’s residence in Delhi.

In its report, the Central Investigation Bureau said that others who operated with Sansar Chand included Ajay Srivastava, Aman Shah, Rajiv Singh Chandel all three from Kanpur, and Amit Awasthi (from Rohini, Delhi), Aman Jain (Shivaji Park, Delhi) and Chandra Prakash (Punjabi Bagh, Delhi).

Wife of the arrested official Avinash Kaur has also been made an accused by the CBI. The agency has also accused the CGST commissioner of accepting highly expensive items, electronic goods at his Delhi residence from businessmen.

The money was collected by public servants and were transferred systematically through hawala channel to Delhi through Aman Jain.

These payments pertained to either monthly or quarterly payments as protection money for omission of action by the Central Excise Department on such private parties, the CBI said.