CBI arrests its own inspector and chief manager of syndicate bank in a bribery case

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Inspector of CBI (on deputation from CISF) and Syndicate Bank’s Chief Manager working presently in Banking Securities & Fraud Cell (BS&FC) of CBI, New Delhi on secondment basis in a bribery case of Rs.One lakh.

CBI has registered a case U/s 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, on a complaint where it has been alleged that the said Bank Officer demanded a bribe of Rs. 25 lakhs from the Complainant, whose role was under investigation by CBI in a Bank fraud case of Rs.30 crore (approx.), in lieu of ensuring relief and favour to him in the said case.  Subsequently, the demand was allegedly brought down to an amount of Rs. 10 lakhs, to be paid in two instalments of Rs. 5 lakhs each.

As reported in Thehindu those arrested have been identified as inspector S K Jha, on deputation from CISF and Sambi Reddy, Syndicate Bank’s Chief Manager working presently in Banking Securities & Fraud Cell (BS&FC) of CBI.

CBI laid a trap and the Bank Officer was caught red handed while demanding & accepting a bribe of Rs.One lakh from the complainant. Subsequent to the trap, investigation has disclosed that the Inspector, CBI (Investigating Officer of the said case), was also allegedly a part of criminal conspiracy along with Bank Officer in demanding and accepting the bribe. He was also arrested.

Searches have been conducted at various places of accused. Both the arrested accused have been produced on 5th January 2015 in the designated Court at Delhi.  Further investigation is continuing.

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