- I Paid A Bribe
- 6 months ago
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I was undergoing scrutiny of my Books of Accounts relating to Business in regular course in the office of Income Tax Officer, Ward - 2(3), Kota, Rajasthan - Mr. Murari Lal Meena. This Officer since beginning of the scrutiny process on different days was trying to terrify me with the consequenses if i do not co-operate to his wish. Although initially i was firm as suggested by my Chartered Accountant that my Books of Accounts are fine and there is no need to worry about as Scrutiny is a routine course activity and if all fine then there will be no demand.
But ITO Murari was started calling on my mobile directly instead of dealing with my CA and keep on saying that if you keep on answering for scrutiny through your CA i will keep on asking and it is all in my hands to make a fancy huge addition to your income and do not be hoping any help from upper officials as "Maine sabko set kar rakha hai".
Initially i resisted but as he started to visit my business premises and was inquiring with employees " How the Purchase of Stock made in Black income Cash" "Whether the Stock is been sold without billing" and such and threatened my father also when i was not there on 15 Nov 2018 that i will make such a strong forge case of addition in Income against your soon that CIT, Tribunal or Court will all be unuseful. Than i decided to meet him in his office but as i was visiting with my CA he refused to meet. Same thing happened 2-3 times then his assisstant an inspector called me that you come alone if you really want a solution.
I visited on 12.12.2018 and he asked me to give 2 Lacs or bear the severance of huge addition and was visibly unpleased when i asked him to call my CA. After several insistence of his stories relating to how many large forged additions he has done to Companies, Firms and Person who did not listen to his requirements i was crumbled to Rs. 1,25,000/- to end this mental pressure and threatning to my family. Although till date i feel guilty in my inner being that as i have given bribe to a demon who is solely sitting there to mint Black Money and have no literal understanding of the Income Tax Laws and is talking absurdly relating to the Books of Accounts.