Shocking! Infosys Employees At Income Tax Office Caught Taking Bribe Of Rs 15 Lakh
As per the reports, on Sunday, three Infosys employees, attached to the Income Tax department’s Centralised Processing Centre here, were arrested for allegedly taking bribes from tax-payers for speedy processing of their refund, police said.
How Did This Happen?
On Monday, police said that the three techies of software major Infosys were arrested on charge of cheating for unauthorized way of contacting income taxpayers and demanding money on the pretext of ensuring tax rebates.
According to the reports, the key accused among the three was attached to the CPC’s data division and had demanded and collected money through his friends from some major taxpayers with whom he had contact over phone for processing their I-T refund claims at the earliest.
The Bengaluru South East Division Deputy Commissioner of Police Joshi Srinath Mahadev said “The three were arrested for contacting taxpayers and promising to get them tax rebates in lieu of 4 percent of the total amount involved,”.
Also, Mahadev identified the accused as Renugunta Kalyan Kumar, Prakash, and Deveshwar Reddy from Bengaluru-based Infosys.
Mahadev said, “A city court has remanded them in 14-day judicial custody,”.
One of the taxpayers refused to pay the money and shared the audio recording of his conversation with the accused with Income Tax officials recently.
Further, he held an internal inquiry and then approached the police.
What Happened Next?
Next, the Electronics City police have registered a case of cheating and criminal breach of trust against them.
Also, the police suspect that the trio might have made about Rs 15 lac so far as commission from taxpayers.
Why Would This Happen?
According to DCP, there was a contract between the Income Tax Department and Infosys due to which company employees assigned for the I-T work were privy to information on taxpayers.
Mahadev said, “Whatever relevant information is received, these Infosys employees forward it to the Income Tax Department to make tax assessments and further processing,”.
Further, the officer said the techies were into fraudulent activities for a month and made ?4 lakh through illegal means, which has since been recovered.
The accused were booked for cheating and criminal breach of trust, on the complaint by Income Tax Department officials.
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