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CBI arrests IOC official in Ambala on bribery charge

PTI  New Delhi, May 21, 2013
First Published: 17:31 IST(21/5/2013) | Last Updated: 17:57 IST(21/5/2013)

CBI on Tuesday arrested an Indian Oil Corporation safety incharge in Haryana's Ambala for allegedly receiving Rs. 6,000 bribe for issuing safety certificates to oil tankers.

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The employee has been identified as Shankar.

"A case was registered by CBI under Prevention of Corruption Act on a complaint alleging demand of bribe of Rs. 6,000 by safety in-charge of Indian Oil Corporation, Ambala Cant," a CBI spokesperson said here.

He had allegedly demanded the bribe for issuing safety certificate or green cards in respect of five oil tankers of the complainant failing and had threatened to "ban the vehicles of the complainant", the spokesperson said.

A trap was laid and Shankar was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe from the complainant. Further investigations are on, the spokesperson added.


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