The Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday arrested an officer of the United India Insurance Company while accepting bribe.
Complainant Anish Yadav filed a claim with the United India Insurance Company after his Maruti car was stolen in 2003. When the company denied the claim, Yadav approached the consumer forum. In its judgement on July 2008, the forum ordered the insurance company to pay him Rs 2.8 lakh as motor vehicle accident claim.
Yadav claimed the insurance company officials continued to harass him and threatened to go to a higher court if he did not give a portion of the claim amount as bribe. Company's Assistant Manager Charanjit Singh Arora demanded 15 per cent of the amount, he said.
The complainant then approached the ACB. A sting operation was conducted when he went to pay Rs 6,000 to Arora, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACB) Dr N Dilip Kumar said.
Arora was caught red handed while accepting the bribe of Rs 6,000 and the total bribe amount of Rs 20,000 which he had received was recovered from his possession, the official said.
The anti-corruption branch has been arresting mostly Delhi government employees but perhaps this is the first time, when someone from a central government or semi-government or public sector unit has been arrested.