Chandigarh

CBI ARRESTS SCIENTIST OF CENTRAL GROUND WATER BOARD, TWO OTHERS IN BRIBERY CASE, REMANDED TO TWO DAYS CUSTODY

October 11, 2017 08:46 PM

Chandigarh/Gurgaon(Face2News)

Searches were conducted at the premises of accused. A cash of INR 4 lakh (approx.); USD 500 (approx.) and Japanese Yen 36000 (approx.) alongwith other documents including property have been recovered from the residence of Scientist-B.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Scientist-B, Central Ground Water Board, North Western Region, Bhujal Bhawan, Chandigarh Sanjay Pandey Resident of Sector 38, Chandigarh, a Technician, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh Chandra Prakash Midha, Technician, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh and middleman Dinesh Kumar (private person) in an alleged bribery of Rs. 1.5 lakh.

A case was registered U/s 120-B of IPC and Section 7, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 against a Scientist-B, Central Ground Water Board, North Western Region, Bhujal Bhawan, Chandigarh; a Technician, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh; a private person and a representative of a private firm based at Gurgaon, on the allegations that the representative of said firm has applied for NOC/permission for extracting ground water for industrial purpose.

It was further alleged that after the recommendation of the accused, the application of the representative of said firm was forwarded to office of CGWA, Delhi. It was also alleged that an amount of Rs. 2 lakh as illegal gratification was agreed between the accused in lieu of said favour.

CBI laid a trap and caught Technician of said institute along with Scientist-B, CGWB, Chandigarh and a private person while offering and demanding/accepting an alleged bribe of Rs.1.50 lakh.

Searches were conducted at the premises of accused. A cash of INR 4 lakh (approx.); USD 500 (approx.) and Japanese Yen 36000 (approx.) alongwith other documents including property have been recovered from the residence of Scientist-B.

The arrested accused were produced on Wednesday before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Chandigarh and remanded to two days Police Custody.

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