CBI arrests CGST official in Chandigarh for allegedly accepting bribe

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The anti-corruption probe agency CBI on Friday said it has arrested Vijay Sehra, the Superintendent of Central Goods & Services Tax (CGST) posted at Range V in Chandigarh, for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a complainant.

A senior agency official said a case was registered under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (As amended in 2018) against Sehra.

“It was alleged that the complainant  had received a summon from the Superintendent of CGST, Range V, Chandigarh through post wherein he was directed to appear in the office along with documents as mentioned in the summon. It was further alleged that the accused directed the complainant to pay a bribe to settle his tax issue,” the CBI official said.

On the complaint, the CBI laid a trap and caught Sehra “while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs. 20,000” from the complainant, the official said, adding that later searches were conducted at the residence of the accused in Panchkula and at his office in Chandigarh, which led to recovery of incriminating documents.

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