CBI arrests two defence accounts officers in graft case

New Delhi: Two officials of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA) in Chandigarh were today arrested by CBI for allegedly demanding bribe from a local businessman.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha

Sources said Senior Auditor Vitesh Kumar and Assistant Accounts Officer Kashmiri Lal both were arrested in the bribery case of Rs 20,000.

“A case was registered under section 7 of PC Act, 1988 on a complaint alleging that the brother-in-law of the complainant is running a firm at Pathankot, which deals in supply of stationery items and small electrical items to Army.

The accused had allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 from his brother-in-law for issuance of Annual Settlement Certificate of the said firm,” CBI spokesperson said here.

She said CBI laid a trap wherein the Senior Auditor was caught while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant.

“The other accused, an Assistant Accounts Officer, who was also an alleged part of the conspiracy has been arrested.

Searches are being conducted at the residential premises of the accused,” she said.

Both the arrested accused will be produced tomorrow in the Designated Court at Chandigarh.