CBI Arrests Two Accused in Separate Cases of Bribery

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Pune, January 21, 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two accused– one recovery agent and another government official in two separate cases of bribery.

In the first case, CBI has arrested a Recovery Agent for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant. A case was registered against the accused claiming himself to be Recovery Officer of Bank of Baroda, Chalisgaon, District – Jalgaon (Maharashtra) on the allegations of demanding undue advantage of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for finalising the matter regarding One Time Settlement (OTS) of the unpaid Tractor Loan availed by the complainant from Dena bank (since merged with Bank of Baroda).

It was also alleged in the complaint that the accused had already obtained an amount of Rs 10,000 from the complainant under threat of seizing the said Tractor of the complainant and demanded Rs 20,000 more for settling the matter.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused while demanding and accepting the undue advantage of Rs 20,000 from the complainant. After the trap, it was revealed that the accused is a Recovery Agent based at Aurangabad. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused at Aurangabad which led to the recovery of incriminating documents. The accused was produced before the Special Judge at Jalgaon and remanded to Judicial Custody.

In another case, CBI has arrested a Senior Social Security Assistant, working in the Regional Office of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) at Patancheru in Hyderabad while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from the complainant for settling the PF claims of his father. During searches at the residence of the accused, an amount of Rs. One lakh (approx) and some incriminating documents were found. The arrested accused was produced before Special Judge for CBI cases, Hyderabad and remanded to Judicial Custody till February 1.

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