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CBI arrests RDSO Lucknow’s chief vigilance inspector on bribe charge

Abodh Aggarwal was arrested on a complaint by senior section officer (administration), RDSO, Ravindra Dubey, said Raghavendra Vats, superintendent of police, CBI, Lucknow branch.

lucknow Updated: May 13, 2019 13:45 IST
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The chief vigilance inpsector of RDSO Lucknow was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a senior official of the department.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The CBI arrested chief vigilance inspector of Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow, on Saturday night for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a senior official of the department.

Abodh Aggarwal was arrested on a complaint by senior section officer (administration), RDSO, Ravindra Dubey, said Raghavendra Vats, superintendent of police, CBI, Lucknow branch.

According to the FIR lodged by the CBI, Aggarwal had accused Dubey of wrongfully promoting Kamini Mishra, senior section officer (finance), RDSO, and was demanding a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from him, which he later reduced to Rs 50,000, for ‘overlooking’ the matter.

Mishra was among the several employees who were promoted. As senior section officer (administration) Dubey was one of those who had cleared Mishra’s promotion.

According to reports, an anonymous complaint letter was sent to the finance and accounts directorate of RDSO, Lucknow, complaining about wrongful promotion of some employees, including Mishra.

Following receipt of the letter, a departmental inquiry was conducted in which all allegations of anomalies in Mishra’s promotion were found wrong. The inquiry was conducted by principal financial advisor, RDSO, and a report was sent to the director general, RDSO, and Railway Board, New Delhi.

However, Aggarwal allegedly continued to harass and even demanded a bribe from Dubey, who wrote a letter to the CBI, Lucknow branch apprising it of the matter.

“Aggarwal was arrested red-handed while taking the bribe,” said Vats.

First Published: May 13, 2019 13:45 IST