CBI Nabs 3 Union Ministry Officials in ₹3 Lakh Bribery Case, Recovers ₹60 Lakhs in Cash

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested four individuals, including three officials from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MOCA), in connection with a bribery case amounting to Rs 3 lakhs. The arrests were made based on a complaint filed on July 28, and the investigative team managed to recover a staggering sum of Rs 60 lakhs in cash from the possession of the accused.

The arrested individuals include two officials working in the office of the Director General at the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, holding the positions of Joint Director and Senior Technical Assistant in New Delhi. Another Joint Director from MOCA, currently posted as the Official Liquidator in Chennai, was also taken into custody, along with an associate of a Mumbai-based private company.

The allegations against these public servants suggest involvement in corrupt and illegal activities, accepting bribes from a private individual in return for favourable treatment. The bribes were related to files concerning ongoing investigations into illegal and unethical business practices of a private company under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ purview.

Acting swiftly on the complaint, the CBI set up a trap and caught one of the Joint Directors red-handed while receiving a bribe of Rs. 3 lakhs. Subsequently, the other accused individuals were also apprehended.

In the wake of these arrests, CBI officials carried out searches at various locations in Delhi, Gurugram, and Chennai, leading to the seizure of approximately Rs. 59.80 lakh in cash, along with significant incriminating documents and digital evidence.

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