An IRS officer has been suspended on the charge of allegedly concealing his previous marriage and his actual age before his second wedding.
The officer has been placed under suspension by the president with effect from the date of his detention (December 16), a Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) order issued on December 31 said today.
The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Pramod Kumar Bajaj was arrested from Lucknow by the Delhi police on December 16 and was later produced in a court.
He has been charged under sections 420 (cheating), 494 (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), the order said.
His suspension was effected as he had been detained for a period exceeding 48 hours by the police, which is a condition for suspension under service rules, a senior Finance Ministry official said.
The orders have been sent to the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Lucknow for execution.
Bajaj was serving as Additional Director of Regional Training Institute of Direct Taxes in Lucknow.
The IRS official's arrest came following a probe into a complaint filed by Rakhi, a resident of Ashok Vihar in Delhi,that he got married to her by misrepresenting his marital status and age.