IRS officer in CBI net for taking Rs 1.50 lakh bribe in Maharashtra

The anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has caught an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.50 lakh from a private tuition class owner, officials said today. The official, Mukul Vishwas Telgote, posted as Deputy Commissioner (GST) in Amravati, was caught taking bribe yesterday.According to sources, Telgote had sent notices to the tuition class owner in Yavatmal, asking him to submit service tax-related papers. When the complainant submitted the documents, the officer said that the papers were not complete. Telgote then demanded Rs 3 lakh from the complainant for not taking any action against him for lack of necessary documents. After negotiation, the bribe amount was settled at Rs 1.50 lakh, sources added.The class owner then approached the CBI and lodged a complaint against the IRS officer. Accordingly, the CBI officials laid a trap near a hotel in Amravati and caught Telgote while taking bribe. The CBI has registered a case against Telgote and he will be produced in the court today.

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