The CBI court on Thursday framed charges under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Income Tax Officer Rakesh Jain, who was allegedly caught while taking bribe of Rs 50,000 from a businessmen at his residence in February.
Special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar also framed charges against the officer’s mother Kanta Jain under Section 109 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with abetment.
Jain was caught by the CBI based on a complaint by businessman Ashok Arora, owner of a real estate firm in Sector 22, who was served a notice by the Income Tax Department.
On approaching the Income Tax Office, Arora met Jain, who offered to sort out the matter for a sum of Rs 3.5 lakh. The deal was, however, finalised for Rs 2.5 lakh. Arora then approached the CBI and a trap was laid. When he went to Jain’s residence to pay the first instalment of Rs 50,000, Jain was caught red-handed.