CBI ARRESTS A PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, CHHATTISGARH GOVERNMENT AND TWO OTHERS IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION OF A CASE

Press Release
New Delhi, 21.02.2017

         

         The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Principal Secretary(IAS-88), Chhattisgarh Government; his brother-in-law (a private person) and another private person (resident of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh) in an on-going investigation of a case.

         The arrested accused are being produced today before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi.

         CBI had registered a case on 18.02.2017 against a Principal Secretary (IAS-1988), Chhattisgarh Government: a private person, resident of Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh); another Private person, resident of Hyderabad (Telangana) and other unknown persons U/s 120-B of IPC r/w Section 8 of P.C. Act, 1988 on the allegations related to payment of Rs.1.5 crore (approx.) by said public servant to private persons as gratification for help in a case against him, under investigation in CBI. It was further alleged that an amount of Rs.45 Lakh(approx.) was handed over by the said public servant to hawala dealer at Raipur since 11.02.2017 onwards which was to be delivered at Delhi to the private person (r/o Greater Noida), out of which, Rs.20 Lakh (approx.) has been delivered to said private person at Delhi. It was also alleged that the receivers agreed to accept part gratification payment in the form of 2 Kg of Gold to be delivered by brother-in-law of said public servant to contact of another private person (r/o of Hyderabad) at Raipur.

         During investigation, 2 Kg of gold was recovered. Searches were earlier conducted at the premises of accused persons and Hawala operators at Raipur, Hyderabad & New Delhi/Greater Noida. An amount of Rs.20 Lakh(approx.), earlier delivered to private person (r/o Greater Noida) at New Delhi, was also recovered during searches.

         Further investigation is continuing.


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