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The CBI alleged that the GST commissioner was a ‘habitual’ offender and was taking bribes from businessmen on monthly and weekly basis. Photo: iStock
The CBI alleged that the GST commissioner was a ‘habitual’ offender and was taking bribes from businessmen on monthly and weekly basis. Photo: iStock

CBI arrests GST commissioner, 8 others in bribery case

The CBI has arrested a GST commissioner from Kanpur and eight others, including his staff and private officials, in connection with a bribery case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) has arrested a commissioner of the goods and services tax (GST) department from Kanpur and eight others, including his staff and private officials, in connection with a bribery case.

According to agency sources, Sansar Chand, a 1986-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, posted as the commissioner, two superintendents of the department, one personal staff and five private people were nabbed by the CBI in a late-night operation spread across Kanpur and Delhi.

They said it is alleged that the commissioner was a “habitual" offender and was taking bribes from businessmen on monthly and weekly basis, it was during one such collection of Rs1.5 lakh last night that he was nabbed. The man who allegedly gave the bribe has also been taken into custody, a source said.

The sources said his wife is also named in the FIR but has not been arrested.

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