CBI arrests 3 officers in UP, UKD for taking bribe

CBI Director Anil Sinha on CBI Day on April 04, in New Delhi.

India’s premier investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested two officials of public sector telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on charges of corruption.

In an official release, CBI said an Accounts Officer and a Telecom District Manager (TDM), both working in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), were arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively from the complainant.

The official spokesperson of the anti corruption agency said a case was registered under sections related to criminal conspiracy of IPC and bribery provision under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the two.

CBI said: “The complainant has alleged that his firm was engaged in transportation of materials of Stores of BSNL, Unnao and bills amounting to Rs 4.6 lakhs were pending in the office of TDM, BSNL, Unnao.”

The official spokesperson said in an statement that it was further alleged that the Accounts Officer and TDM were demanding bribe of Rs 50,000 which is 20 per cent of the total bill amount for making the payment of pending bills.

CBI laid a trap and caught both the accused while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant.

The anti corruption agency said in a separate case in Dehradun, a Senior Accountant posted in the Office of the Accountant General was arrested for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant for rectification of his missing GPF Credit in respect of his GPF account.

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