Search reveled IT officer have property & two bank accounts in Malaysia
Income Tax Additional Commissioner Sumitra Banerjee and her husband Subratro were arrested on Saturday from suburban Mulund for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.70 crore from a builder to reduce his tax liability from Rs 25 crore to Rs 1.05 crore.
CBI teams raided Banerjees’ plush residence at suburban Chembur and recovered cash worth Rs 46 lakh and foreign currency worth Rs 10 lakh.
Searches conducted at their residence have revealed that the couple own a sprawling property in Malaysia and have two bank accounts there.
It has also been revealed that the couple also own two flats in Mumbai and Pune worth over Rs two crore.
“The duo hold two accounts in a Singapore-based bank to which we have so far traced Rs two crore,” a senior CBI official said, adding apart from this four bank accounts has also been traced to Mumbai where cash worth Rs 35 lakh was recovered.
CBI has also conducted searches at the office and residence of the Banerjees’ and chartered accountant K B Amlani who is also suspected to have been involved in the conspiracy.