Highway authority officer held while accepting bribe

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 15:00 hrs

Pune, Feb 4 (IANS) A technical manager of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was arrested here for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.22,000, a CBI official said.

"A case was registered against a manager of NHAI, Pune, for demanding a bribe of Rs.25,000 from the complainant, who is a developer. He alleged that the accused demanded the bribe for issuing a no-objection certificate for three plots of land near the national highway in Satara district in Maharashtra," the official said.

"The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) laid a trap and the accused was caught while accepting the bribe from the complainant in Pune," the official said.

Searches are being conducted at the residence and office of the accused, who will be presented before court Tuesday.

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