Ex-army officer arrested for demanding bribe

Ex-army officer arrested for demanding bribe

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A former Indian Army officer was arrested here for demanding a bribe of Rs.30 lakh from a businessman, on behalf of a CBI officer, the investigative agency said on Thursday. The businessman was arrested too.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the accused was caught red-handed from Delhi’s Khan Market while accepting Rs.15 lakh – a part of the demanded bribe – in return for facilitating favours in the trial of a case of fraud pending against the businessman.

“It has been alleged that the bribe was demanded by the ex-army officer in the name of a CBI officer of superintendent rank.

“The role of the concerned officer of CBI is also being scrutinised, while a case of disproportionate assets is also being investigated by the CBI against the arrested ex-army officer,” the CBI said.

The arrested people were produced in a court on Thursday and sent to two days police custody.



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