The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Mumbai Income Tax Commissioner (Appeals) B.B. Rajendra Prasad and five others on charges of accepting bribes.
According to reports, Prasad had accepted bribe to pass a favourable order in a case related to the Balaji Trust. On Tuesday, CBI officials also recovered Rs 19 crore from the office of Essar Investments Limited, a trustee in Balaji Trust.
Later, the agency had raided the residences of Prasad and other senior officials. During the investigation, which lasted through the night yesterday, the CBI recovered around Rs. 1.5 crore.
Apart from cash, the CBI sleuths also recovered investment details and other incriminating documents from their homes.
The accused were all placed under arrest for corruption and related charges even as further investigations were underway.
However, top IT officials in the city remained incommunicado about the details of the CBI action which commenced early on Wednesday.
Further details awaited.
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