Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed to have arrested a Chief Horticulture Officer (CHO), Jammu and a Private Person (middleman) in a bribery of Rs 10 lakh.
A case was registered on complaint against the accused & others on the allegations of demanding bribe of Rs 10 lakh for Complainant’s posting and to resolve his departmental issues including promotion, a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said.
“CBI laid a trap and caught the said Chief Horticulture Officer red handed while demanding & accepting bribe of Rs.10 lakh from the Complainant. The said private person (middleman) was also caught,” it said.
It said that the searches were conducted at the premises of both the accused and also at the premises of Special Secretary (Horticulture). During the searches, cash of Rs 3.5 lakh (approx) and other documents including movable/immovable property were recovered, the statement said.
The accused will be produced today before the Competent Court at Jammu, the statement added—(KNO)
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