CBI arrests DRI ADG, two others in bribery case
The official arrested is Additional Director General, DRI, Ludhiana, Chander Shekhar, they said.Updated: Jan 02, 2020 06:30 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested a senior official of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two middlemen in connection with a Rs 3-crore bribery case, officials said.
The official arrested is Additional Director General, DRI, Ludhiana, Chander Shekhar, they said.
It was alleged that in June, 2019, the DRI had conducted a search at a private clearing agency which provides services to various exporters, a CBI spokesperson said, adding some documents pertaining to an exporter were also seized.
The complainant alleged that Anup Joshi, clearing house agent, and Rajesh Dhanda, Shekhar’ friend, demanded Rs 3 crore on behalf of the public servant for ensuring that he is not implicated by the DRI over the documents recovered, officials said.
The agency arrested Joshi and Dhanda while allegedly receiving Rs 25 lakh as the first instalment of the bribe demanded by them on behalf of the officer, officials said.
During the questioning, the middleman said the bribe was allegedly for the officer, they said.
Officials said searches are being conducted in New Delhi, Noida and Ludhiana.