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NLU grad IRS officer arrested for allegedly taking Rs 2.5 lakh bribe

CNLU grad-IRS officer allegedly demanded bribe, arrested
CNLU grad-IRS officer allegedly demanded bribe, arrested

CNLU Patna 2011 graduate and CGST Department assistant commissioner Chandan Prakash Pandey has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly taking a Rs 2.5 lakh bribe to from the owner of a flour mill to correct tax records, according to PTI and other reports.

Allegedly, the original demand was for Rs 8 lakh to settle a tax issue, which was negotiated down to Rs 2.5 lakh.

Pandey and a superintendent were reportedly arrested late last month by the CBI, which set up an operation to bust the handover of cash in Patna.

Pandey had graduated from CNLU Patna in 2011, then joined National Insurance Co and the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2015, before passing his Central Services Exam in 2016 with an all India rank of 462 to join the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

We have reached out to Pandey for comment.

The civil services have become an increasingly popular career choice for law school graduates in recent years, who regularly feature in the top ranks.

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