CBI ARRESTS AN ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR ACCEPTING A BRIBE OF Rs. 50,000/-

 

Press Release

New Delhi ,08.08.2012

         

        The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested  an Assistant Divisional Officer of Fire Department, Delhi for demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from the complainant.


        The complainant had alleged that he had applied for change in name of owner of his hotel’s license to the Licensing Branch of Delhi Police, New Delhi. The Licensing Department sought clearance/no objection from various agencies including Fire Department. The Assistant Divisional Officer in Fire Department allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs.1.5 lacs from him for giving clearance from the Fire Department.


        Accordingly, a case was registered U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 on 07.08.2012. CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught red handed while demanding & accepting the first installment of Rs. 50,000/- (out of total demanded bribe of Rs. 1.5 lac) on 07.08.2012 (evening).


        Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of the accused person which yielded a recovery of cash amount Rs. 3 lacs and incriminating documents.


        The arrested accused was produced today before the Special Judge for CBI case, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi and was remanded to judicial custody till 24.08.2012.

 

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