CBI RECOVERS CASH OF Rs. 72 LAKH (APPROX) DURING SEARCHES IN A BRIBERY CASE AGAINST DIRECTOR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS, DELHI AND OTHERS
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Director General, Ministry of Corporate Affairs(Govt of India), Delhi and three private persons including a Delhi based middleman in an alleged bribery case of Rs. 9 Lakh.
The arrested accused were produced today before the Competent Court, Delhi and remanded the DG to 02 days Police Custody; the Delhi based middleman to 05 days PC; one private person to 02 days PC & other private person to 01 day PC.
Searches were conducted at 08 places(Delhi-06 & Mumbai-02 ) in the premises of accused persons including official/ residential which led to recovery of cash of Rs.56.2 lakh(approx) from DG ; cash of Rs.16 lakh(approx) from Delhi based middleman. A large number of incrementing documents including properties and bank accounts recovered during searches from the premises of accused persons are being scrutinized.
A case was registered u/s 7 & 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations that the Director General of Corporate Affairs, had been dealing with matters related to certain violations committed by a Pharmaceutical company of Mumbai and the same had been detected during inspections conducted by the Regional Director, Western Region, Mumbai (Ministry of Corporate Affairs). The COO of the Mumbai based company had allegedly sought the assistance of a Delhi based middleman who was also working as their distributor in Delhi. The Director General, Corporate Affairs allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs. 50 Lakh for not recommending investigation by the SFIO on the inspection report and finally, the Delhi based middleman negotiated Rs. 20 Lakh. The accused officer had earlier allegedly accepted Rs. 11 Lakhs and was demanding the balance amount of Rs. 9 Lakh. CBI laid a trap and the accused officer was caught red handed while accepting an alleged bribe of Rs. 9 Lakh outside a Hotel in New Delhi. The Delhi based middleman was also caught.
Further investigation is in progress
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 17.07.2016