A city court on Friday sent member secretary of the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) and a middleman to three days of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for allegedly taking Rs 5 lakh bribe for giving approval to an engineering college.
Special judge OP Saini sent K Narayan Rao, AICTE member, and SB Subba Rao to CBI custody till July 20.
Narayan Rao was arrested on Thursday by the CBI along with Subba Rao while accepting the bribe as a first installment from the owner of the college.
A trap was laid on the basis of a complaint by Laxmikant Reddy, who is a partner in Vijay Educational Society which established an engineering college in Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh.
A case was registered against the accused under 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and section seven, eight and 13 of the Prevention of corruption Act (taking bribe in respect of an official act and influence public servant).
The CBI said they had recovered Rs 9 lakh in cash from the Delhi residence of Narayan Rao, as well as incriminating documents about bank accounts and properties, which are being investigated.
The AICTE regulates the functioning of all professional institutes in the country. Colleges have to get an approval from AICTE to run any technical or professional institute.