Press Release
New Delhi, 06.08.2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested SDM (East), UT, Chandigarh; her husband and a private person in an alleged bribery.

A case was registered under section 8 of PC Act, 1988 against a private person on a complaint wherein it was alleged that there was a property dispute between complainant & his brother and the said matter was listed for hearing in the Court of SDM (East), UT, Chandigarh. The said property dispute was allegedly decided by the SDM on 03.08.2017 directing therein to seal the disputed property without hearing the complainant and the said property at Sector 26, Grain Market, Chandigarh was sealed on the same day by the police. It was further alleged that the complainant discussed the case with the private person who took him to the Office of SDM. It was also alleged that the private person told the complainant that SDM would take back her decision provided that the complainant pays bribe of Rs. Five lakh to her and further negotiating, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs. Two lakh.

CBI laid a trap and caught the private person & the SDM while demanding & accepting the alleged bribe of Rs.75,000/- as first installment. The husband of the accused officer was also arrested as Rs.50,000/- of the bribe money was recovered from him and Rs.25,000/- of the bribe money was recovered from the private person.

Searches were conducted at the premises of accused at Chandigarh which led to recovery of cash of Rs. Two Lakh (approx.), bank locker keys and documents pertaining to certain bank accounts were recovered.

The arrested accused will be produced today in the competent Court at chandigarh.