Janakpurdham: A tax officer of the Inland Revenue Office, Janakpurdham, has been arrested with Rs 1.5 lakh bribe red-handedly. A team of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested tax officer Ramesh Dhakal while he was taking bribe from a service recipient at a local Annapurna Hotel on Wednesday evening.
Tax officer Dhakal and middleman Navin Karna were arrested while accepting bribes of Rs 150,000 from the service recipients, according to the commission. According to the commission, the two had taken bribes in the name of matching tax amounts with a distillery industrialist.
Authorities say further investigations are underway against both men.