CBI special judge Vimal Kumar sent to judicial custody Navraj Singh Dhillon, sub-divisional officer (SDO), horticulture department, UT, along with two other employees of the department arrested on graft charges.
Acting on complaint of Siya Ram, a labour contractor from Hisar, the CBI had arrested Dhillon. along with two other department employees identified as sub-divisional clerk Ashwani Kumar and computer operator Damar Bahadur alias Raju.
According to the allegations, the accused had demanded Rs. 5,000 as bribe from Siya Ram for clearing his pending bills pertaining to supply of gardeners at Sukhna lake and other horticulture works of the department on roads from Sector 1 to 5 and Sector 9 to 12.
The trio was arrested redhanded from their office in Sector 23 and the bribe money was recovered from Dhillon’s possession.
The CBI said the accused demanded a commission of 2% amounting to Rs. 5,000 from the complainant for clearing his pending bills of Rs 1.75 lakh. Bribe was also demanded in lieu of the already cleared bills of Rs. 90,000. The accused threatened that in case of non-payment of the bribe amount, the pending bills would not be cleared. CBI pulled up for delay in producing accused The CBI was pulled on Tuesday up by the CBI special judge, Vimal Kumar, for delay in producing the accused without informing the court. The accused were produced before the court after 5pm. The relatives and the counsel were waiting in the court since 2pm. Explaining the delay, the CBI submitted that documentation and completing formalities led to delay in producing the accused before the court.