Additional Director of Central Board of Workers Education arrested for accepting bribe

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 04, 2013 13:00 hrs

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Additional Director, Central Board of Workers Education, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. one lakh from the complainant.

A case was registered by the CBI yesterday against an Additional Director, Central Board of Workers Education, Government of India, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur (Maharashtra) U/s 7 of P.C. Act, 1988 on the basis of complaint alleging therein demand of illegal gratification of 25 percent i.e. Rs. 4, 00,000/- of pending bill amount of Rs. 16, 29,932/- by the accused for payment of pending bills.

It is further alleged that the complainant working with Nagpur-based private computer firm had approached the Additional Director and requested for payment of pending bills.

The Additional Director allegedly demanded a bribe of 25 percent i.e. Rs.4, 00,000/- of pending bills amount of Rs.16, 29,932/-(approx) complainant did not want to pay bribe and lodged a complaint with CBI. The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused (a Director level officer in Government of India) while accepting bribe of Rs. 1, 00,000/- from the complainant.

Searches were carried out at residential place of accused. Investment documents in FDRs and Kisan Vikas Patras of about Rs. 10 lakhs (approx) and investment in a Plot around of Rs. 8 Lakhs and one flat purchased at Navi Mumbai, were recovered.

The arrested accused is being produced before the Special Court, Nagpur. (ANI)

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