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CBI arrests senior Delhi Metro official in corruption case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A senior Delhi Metro official has been arrested by the CBI for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a complainant for issuance of allotment letters for two shops at Badarpur metro station here.

The accused, identified as Praveen Kumar, is posted as Manager, Business Project-I, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Metro Bhawan, in the national capital, a CBI spokesperson said today.

Kumar had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for releasing the allotment letters, he said.

"CBI laid a trap and caught the manager red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant. Searches were conducted at the residential premise of the accused," the spokesperson said in a press release.

In another case, CBI arrested the Manager of Bank of India, Dodi Branch in Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000.

A case was registered on the complaint that Branch Manager Anand Shrivastava demanded Rs 15,000 for sanctioning and releasing a loan of Rs 1.18 lakh under Kisan Credit Card scheme to the complainant, the release said.

CBI laid a trap and the Bank Manager was caught while accepting the money.

First Published: Tue, June 14 2016. 20:28 IST