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I-T commissioner held in graft case

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Published : Jul 14, 2017, 1:45 am IST
Updated : Jul 14, 2017, 1:45 am IST

The searches were conducted in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi after filing an FIR under corruption charges against Dutta.

Tapas Kumar Dutta being produced in a Ranchi court. (Photo: PTI)
 Tapas Kumar Dutta being produced in a Ranchi court. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The CBI has arrested principal commissioner Income Tax (Ranchi) Tapas Kumar Dutta after Rs 3.5 crore in cash was allegedly recovered from his house by the agency during searches in a corruption case against him.

Talking to reporters here, CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur said, “Dutta was taken into custody late Wednesday night and was produced before a court in Kolkata on Thursday”.

The searches were conducted in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi after filing an FIR under corruption charges against Dutta and others on Thursday. 

During the searches, the agency recovered Rs 3.5 crore cash and over 5 kg of gold (about Rs 1.4 crore according to current bullion rate) from the residence of Dutta.

Tags: income tax, corruption charges
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi