Published On: Thu, Jun 25th, 2015

CBI recovers cash, FDs worth over Rs 35 lakh from arrested DDG Doordarshan Ranchi’s residence

New Delhi: Cash and fixed deposits worth over Rs 35 lakh were recovered during searches conducted by CBI at the residence of Deputy Director General (DDG) of Doordarshan Ranchi, who was arrested on graft charges.

Arrested DDG of Doordarshan Ranchi,  Sailesh Pandit

Arrested DDG of Doordarshan Ranchi, Sailesh Pandit

“Searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of the accused public servant at Ranchi and Delhi, which led to recovery of cash of Rs nine lakh (approx); NSC/KVPs worth Rs three lakh (approx) and FDs for Rs 26 lakh (approx),” CBI Press Information Officer R K Gaur said.

Sailesh Pandit was arrested yesterday while allegedly accepting the bribe of Rs 5,000 at his residence in Ranchi from an employee of the organisation.

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The agency laid a trap after the employee, a clerk, complained that Pandit was demanding a cut on his arrears, CBI said in a statement.

Pandit is retiring on June 30, the officials said.

“It was alleged in the complaint that the Deputy Director General (an officer of the Indian Broadcasting Service) has demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant as his cut in the purchase of stationery items for the office. On request of the complainant to reduce the bribe amount, the public servant agreed to accept the bribe of Rs 5000,” Gaur said.


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