Published On: Mon, Jan 5th, 2015

CBI inspector, bank manager nabbed for taking bribe

New Delhi: The CBI today nabbed one of its own inspectors along with a bank manager for allegedly taking a bribe from an accused in a bank fraud case.

CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad

CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad

CBI sources said its Inspector S K Jha and a Chief Manager of Syndicate Bank, Sambi Reddy — who was attached with the agency on secondment — were nabbed here after they had allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 1 lakh.

The sources added that Jha was on deputation from CISF. The money received was part payment for a bribe amount of Rs 10 lakh which the duo are alleged to have demanded from the accused, they said.

“A case was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act alleging that the bank officer demanded a bribe of Rs 25 lakh from the complainant, whose role was under investigation by CBI in a bank fraud case to the tune of Rs 30 crore.

“Subsequently, the demand was allegedly brought down to Rs 10 lakh, to be paid in two instalments of Rs 5 lakh each,” said CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad.

CBI laid a trap and the bank officer was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting Rs 1 lakh from the complainant, she said. During his interrogation, Reddy told sleuths that Jha was also part of the criminal conspiracy along with him.

“This is in line with the CBI Director’s policy of zero tolerance towards corruption or any aberration by any CBI official. The internal vigilance mechanism of the agency has also been strengthened,” said Prasad.

PTI

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