CBI arrests superintendent of newly established GST Council in graft case
4 Aug, 2017
A superintendent of the newly-established GST Council has been arrested by
the Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI for allegedly receiving bribe
through one of his close aides. Monish Malhotra, the superintendent,
and Manas Patra, the alleged middleman, were arrested last evening. This
could be the first instance of a GST Council official being arrested by
the central investigating agency.
It is alleged that Patra, a tax consultant, on the instruction of Malhotra,
who was earlier posted in the Central Excise, had collected illegal
gratification from a number of private parties in the past few days.