The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Superintendent at the Goods and Services Tax Division in Khanna (Punjab).
The grounds of arresting was demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹ 50,000 from a businessman based in Mandi Gobindgarh under Fatehgarh Sahib District of the state.
The complainant lodged that the he is running a firm of iron trading at Mandi Gobindgarh. On July 29, 2019 RS Sethi (accused) had detained their truck containing iron scrap material at Khanna to check e-way bill of goods (which is mandatory for as per the provisions of GST law).
After detaining the truck, Sethi has demanded a bribe of ₹ 1 lakh for releasing his truck and on the request of the complainant; he reduced the amount to ₹ 50,000.
However, Superintendent was caught red handed by CBI while demanding and accepting a bribe of ₹50,000 from the complainant.
CBI also conducted Searches at the residential and office premises of the Sethi (accused) at Mohali and Khanna.
The arrested accused will be produced before the Competent Court at Mohali on Wednesday.
A case under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 was registered against the Superintendent.