Three Infosys employees-Renukakunta Kalyan Kumar, Deveeshwar Reddy, and Prakash – attached to the Income Tax department’s Centralised Processing Centre in Bengaluru, were arrested by the Electronics City police for allegedly taking bribes from tax-payers for speedy processing of their refund
“Infosys is aware of the allegations against certain employees who have been found violating the company’s policies”. The employees have been terminated, after a thorough internal investigation, the city-headquartered company said in a statement.
Infosys takes any breach of its policies and code of conduct seriously and “we are fully cooperating with the authorities,” it said.
According to police, the key accused among the three was attached to the CPC’s data division and had demanded and collected money through his friends from some major taxpayers with whom he had contact over phone for processing their I-T refund claims at the earliest.
He would allegedly charge them four per cent of the refund money as his commission, they added.
This whole thing came to light recently when one of the taxpayers refused to pay the money and shared the audio recording of his conversation with the accused with Income Tax officials who held an internal inquiry and then approached the police.
The police suspected the trio might have made about Rs 15 lakh so far as commission from taxpayers.
Many taxpayers are still waiting for their refund of A.Y. 2018-19. Recently tax payers have been complaining that their returns are taking too much time for processing and they are not receiving refund because of that.
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