CBI arrests official of food supply deptt for accepting bribe

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/22/2020 1:11:47 AM

JAMMU, Oct 21: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said that it arrested a Junior Assistant working in the office of Food Supply Officer, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, District - Rajouri (J&K) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 22500/- from the father of the complainant.
According to a statement a case was registered on a complaint against accused under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) on the allegations that the accused demanded bribe of Rs.22500/- (30% of commission amount) for crediting carriage & commission amount of Rs.75419/- in the account of complainant’s father (a ration dealer in Manjakote, Rajouri for supply of food items under PDS).
“After credit of the said amount, the accused was pressurizing the complainant & his father for payment of bribe,” the statement said, adding that CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs.22500/-. Searches were conducted at the residential & official premises of the accused in Rajouri (J&K).
“The arrested accused is being produced today before the Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption (CBI Cases), Jammu,” CBI said.



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