New Delhi, April 6: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Additional General Manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Bhubaneswar while demanding & accepting a bribe of one lakh rupees from the complainant on Wednesday. The arrested accused was produced before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Bhubaneswar and remanded to Judicial Custody.
The complainant (a Contractor) had alleged that the Additional General Manager of Microwave Project, BSNL demanded a bribe of one Lakh from him for passing his pending bills related to duct lying and other works which was due for payment to the tune of ten lakh rupees by BSNL.
CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding & accepting a bribe from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the residence of the accused at Bhubaneswar and Rayagada District in Odisha which led to recovery of cash for Rs.14.93 lakh, US $ 603 and three bank locker keys, documents related to properties, including flats, plots at Bhubaneshwar and shares, said CBI.
Meanwhile, The Special CBI court, Dehradun has sentenced former Income Tax Officer Arun Kumar Ranjan to undergo ten years Imprisonment with fine of one lakh rupees. CBI had registered the case of the Prevention of Corruption Act against Kumar for demanding a bribe of five lakh rupees from the complainant. CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant.