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CBI arrests CBEC official in bribery case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has arrested an of the and Customs posted at the ministry, North Block, here, and another attached with the office in Mumbai, for alleged bribery in the processing of a service matter, officials said here today. posted as in the administration section of the CBEC office in the ministry here and S K Swaminathan, of Central and Customs posted in GST, office, were arrested in the case, they said. Another Mumbai-based person has also been nabbed in the case, they said. had approached Thakur for favourable consideration of file pertaining to his promotion to the post of that was pending because of certain ongoing disciplinary proceedings against him, the FIR has alleged. Thakur allegedly assured he would favourably process his file in return of considerable illegal gratification, it said. He also gave contact number of Mandal for the delivery of the alleged bribe, it alleged. Swminathan approached Mandal and spoke to Thakur over phone who demanded an amount of "50" from him assuring the promotion file would be processed favourably and an order issued shortly, it alleged. The alleged that agreed to pay half the amount initially and remaining after the order was issued. The agency got input that Mandal was going to despite the alleged bribe in the account of Thakur on Monday evening following which all the three were nabbed, the officials said. While and Mandal were arrested from Mumbai, Thakur was arrested from here.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 15:15 IST
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