New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) A Commissioner of the Income Tax Department posted in Guwahati was today arrested by the CBI in connection with Rs 50 lakh bribery demand, officials said.

The officer, Shwetabh Suman, allegedly demanded the bribe for passing a favourable orders in tax assessment of a businessman in a shell company matter, an official said.

The amount was recovered from a middle-man and searches were carried out on the premises linked to Suman in Guwahati, Jorhat, Shillong, Noida and Delhi.

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