The Enforcement Directorate arrested an Income Tax official, Santosh Karnani, under the provisions of a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case in connection with demand and acceptance of undue advantage of Rs 30 lakh.
Karnani was arrested by the financial watchdog on June 2 in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on the basis of an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).
During the investigation, it was revealed that a bribe of Rs 30 lakh was demanded and accepted by the Karnani through an Angadia (a courier company carrying cash between traders and businesses) firm named Dhara Angadia from Rupesh Balvantbhai Brahmbhatt of Safal Constructions.
Karnani has been in jail since his arrest by the CBI a while ago. Recently, the ED approached a special PMLA court in Ahmedabad seeking his custody for questioning. The court sent Karnani to ED custody till June 9.