CBI ARRESTS AN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR DEMANDING & ACCEPTING A BRIBE OF Rs.1.5 LAKH

Press Release
New Delhi , 04.10.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested an Enforcement Officer working in the Directorate of Enforcement, Sub-Zonal Office, Calicut (Kerala) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1.5 lakh from the complainant.

 

            It was alleged in the complaint that the Enforcement Officer had demanded Rs.2 lakh as "bribe" for favouring an NRI in an on-going investigation by the Enforcement Directorate. Rs.10 lakh was seized from the possession of the NRI suspecting it to be "hawala money". But, on production of necessary documents & proving the genuine nature of the money so seized, the accused person was reluctant to release the money. The accused had offered that on payment of Rs.1.5 lakh as advance, a favourable report would be made by which the NRI Complainant could get back his money of Rs.10 lakh within one month. Or else, even if that was legal money, it would take 2-3 years to get his name cleared of the legal tangle.

 

            CBI registered the case and laid a trap. The accused was caught while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1.5 lakh from the NRI complainant.

 

            The arrested accused will be produced before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ernakulam(Kerala) on 5.10.12.

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