CBI has registered a case U/S 8 of Prevention of Corruption Act against an official of Registrar, Firms & Societies, Punjab on the basis of a complaint received from Secretary of an Association alleging demand of bribe of Rs.1.5 crore by the official, of Registrar, Firms & Societies, Punjab, Sector 17, Chandigarh for closing the complaint against the Association without any action. The accused also threatened that in case of non-payment of the bribe amount, control of the Association shall be taken over by the Government and a criminal case will be registered against the office bearers of the Association. The accused official also allegedly told the complainant that he has approached a Minister in Punjab Cabinet through Chief Parliamentary Secretary for closing the complaint. He said that initially an amount of Rs.2 crore was demanded for settling this matter but, however, he has been able to reduce it to Rs.1.5 crore. The accused official also allegedly told that the bribe amount has to be delivered at the residence of Chief Parliamentary Secretary.
A trap was laid at the residence of the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab. The accused official of Registrar, Firms & Societies and the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab have been arrested in this case.
Searches are being conducted at the residence of both the accused persons.
Both the arrested persons are being produced today before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chandigarh.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 05-05-2011