The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government has arrested an officer from the House Tax Department for allegedly accepting a 50,000 rupees bribe, police said on Saturday. On Friday, a Raj Kumar Gupta complained to the ACB against Vijay Kant Upadhaya, an Assistant Area Inspector in the North Delhi Corporation Property Tax Department, for demanding Rs 4 lakh to correct the property tax of his store in Chandni Chowk, a senior officer said. . Gupta alleged that he negotiated with the officer and brought it down to Rs 2 lakh, which he agreed to accept in installments. He informed the police that he was supposed to pay the first installment of Rs 50,000 on Friday, they said. A raid team was formed and reached the Property Tax Department office at Kashmiri Gate with the complainant, Special Commissioner of Police (ACB) SK Gautam said. In accordance with their scheme, Gupta entered Upadhaya’s office and gave him 50,000 rupees. As he was doing this, the raid team entered his office and caught Upadhaya in the act, he said. A case was registered at the ACB police station against him and he was arrested, Gautam said.
An investigation is ongoing, he added.
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