SURAT: Two GST officers were caught by sleuths belonging to anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 25,000 from a builder in Valsad. One of the accused officers was caught while accepting bribe money while another nabbed during investigation.
Anti-corruption bureau (ACB) officers arrested Sujitkumar Satyadev Prasad, superintendent, and Vivek Sharma, inspector, both posted in CGST and Central Excise office in Vapi. They were nabbed on Valsad Dharampur Road opposite RPF ground. The trap was executed by P D Barot, police inspector, under supervision of N P Gohil, assistant director, ACB, Surat.
The accused officers carried out audit of a construction project of the complainant and were demanding bribe of Rs 25,000 for not harassing him further. The complainant did not wish to give bribe to the officers and so called ACB on 1064 toll free number and lodged the complaint.
ACB officers laid a trap on Thursday and nabbed Prasad for demanding and accepting the money. Sharma was nabbed by them during the course of the investigation. The ACB officers will also conduct searches at their residences and probe the source of their wealth, sources said.
Recently, the ACB officers had caught a chief medical officer of a district for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from a complainant who had applied for renewal of his liquor permit on health ground.
Source- Times of India.