CBI arrests Ranchi Doordarshan DDG for accepting bribe

Ranchi: The CBI today arrested a senior official of Ranchi Doordarshan for allegedly accepting bribe, six days before his retirement, police said here.

Doordarshan, Ranchi, Sailesh Pandit
DDG, Doordarshan, Ranchi, Sailesh Pandit

SP of CBI anti-corruption wing S K Kher said Deputy Director General (DDG) of Doordarshan, Ranchi, Sailesh Pandit was arrested red-handed while he was accepting the bribe of Rs 5,000 at his residence from an employee of the organisation.

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

Deputy Director P K Jha of Doordarshan, Ranchi, said the CBI had informed the DD in writing about Pandit’s arrest and that he had sent it to the head office in Delhi.

Pandit is retiring on June 30, the officials said.