Tapas Kumar Dutta the Principal Commissioner, Income Tax, Ranchi, was arrested late Wednesday night after the recovery of Rs 3.5 crores in cash, and over 5 kg of gold (about Rs 1.4 crore according to current bullion rate) from his residence during a search operation by the CBI in a case of corruption against him. As per the CBI spokesperson RK Gaur he would now be presented before a court in Kolkata on Thursday. Searches were conducted in 18 locations in Kolkata and five in Ranchi after the filing of an FIR under corruption charges against Dutta and others, he had said after Wednesday’s CBI action. He furhter informed that Dutta had colluded, in a criminal conspiracy, with three other officials of the Income Tax department and Kolkata-based businessmen and entry operators. In pursuance of the conspiracy, Dutta allegedly took huge illegal gratification from the businessmen through a chartered accountant to get the income tax assessment files of different assessees transferred from Kolkata/Hazaribagh to Ranchi.