Amaravathi: A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) trapped an Income Tax officer accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh in Andhra Pradesh, the central agency said on Wednesday.

The Visakhapatnam branch CBI officials received a complaint on April 29 stating that Chandra Sekhar Reddy, an Income Tax officer, had demanded Rs 7.5 lakh as bribe for disposing favourably of an appeal referred before the commissioner of Income Tax, the CBI said in a press statement.

It stated that Reddy had directed the complainant to pay an amount of Rs 2 lakh on April 29 and the balance in two instalments before May 3, failing to do which the officer said he would close the appeal.

On the same day, Reddy was arrested along with the amount and incriminating documents. To help the complainant, CBI had laid a trap for the accused officer after filing a case against him.

In the press release, the CBI also said Reddy took scissors and intentionally began to inflict a wound on his stomach in the presence of an independent witness. It also stated that one of its officers also got injured, after that both the officer and Reddy were provided medical treatment.

The CBI said the state government "did not agree to give consent under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946", for further investigation and case was handed over to the Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-corruption bureau after seizing the trapped amount.