CBI ARRESTS A DEPUTY CHIEF CONTROLLER OF EXPLOSIVES, PETROLEUM AND EXPLOSIVES SAFETY ORGANISATION (PESO) & A PRIVATE PERSON IN A BRIBERY CASE, AND RECOVERS CASH OF RS. 16 LAKH(APPROX) DURING SEARCHES

Press Release
New Delhi, 24.09.2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Mangalore(Karnataka) for accepting a bribe of Rs.50,000/-. The bribe giver(an employee of Mangalore based private company) has also been arrested.

CBI had registered a case u/s. 7, 8, 9 of PC Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) against a Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Sub-Circle Office, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Mangalore and others on the allegations that the accused had demanded an illegal gratification of Rs.50,000/- for submitting inspection reports to PESO(HQ), Nagpur in connection with the issue and renewal of licenses in respect of a private company based at Belgaum (Karnataka). It was also alleged that the bribe amount was agreed to be paid to the accused by the said private company based at Belgaum through their employee.

CBI laid a trap and caught the Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) while accepting the bribe of Rs. 50,000/-. The bribe giver was also caught. Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of said public servant (Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation )which led to recovery of cash worth Rs.16 lakh(approx) and several other incriminating documents.

Both the arrested accused will be produced before the Jurisdictional Court at Bangalore.

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