CBI ARRESTS A PASSPORT OFFICIAL AND A PRIVATE PERSON IN A BRIBERY CASE


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 03.03.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Assistant Superintendent, Regional Passport Office, Chandigarh and a private person in a bribery case of Rs. 30,000/-.

CBI has registered a case u/s 7 of PC Act, 1988 (amended in 2018) on a complaint against the accused (a private person), posing himself as an official of the Regional Passport Office, Sector-34, Chandigarh. The complainant alleged that he had submitted an application through online portal on 27.01.2020 for renewal of his passport and the accused demanded a bribe of Rs. 25,000-30,000 for renewal of his passport. The complainant further alleged that the accused threatened him to delay/reject his case of renewal of passport if the bribe was not paid. CBI laid a trap and caught the private person red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 30,000/-. The accused said that the bribe money was allegedly to be shared with the Assistant Superintendent, Regional Passport Office, Chandigarh (public servant) and also informed the public servant on phone regarding receipt of bribe. During investigation, the public servant was also arrested. Search was conducted at the residential premises of the public servant at Mohali.

Both the arrested accused are being produced today in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Chandigarh.

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