CBI arrests Industries official in bribery case at Samba

Jammu: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday arrested a Junior Assistant, District Industries Centre, for demanding and accepting a bribe in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The CBI spokesman said that acting on a complaint registered under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 regarding demand of bribe by the accused wherein it was alleged that the complainant had taken loan of Rs.10 lakhs from SBI, Samba under PMEGP Scheme, which was sponsored by District Industries Centre, Samba.
“To avail the subsidy in respect of loan, the complainant needed NOC from DIC, Samba. The accused Gopal Raj Sharma, Junior Assistant, District Industries Centre, Govt. of J&K, Samba was demanding a bribe of Rs. 20,000 from the complainant for issuing NOC,” said the spokesman.
He added that during verification, allegations mentioned in the complaint were found to be genuine and it was revealed that the accused was demanding a bribe from the complainant for issuing NOC and the same was negotiated at Rs. 15,000/-.
Accordingly, a trap was laid by CBI and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant, said the spokesman adding, “Searches are being conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused.”
The accused will be produced before the Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption (CBI Cases), Jammu.


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