CBI arrests Registrar of Firms for accepting bribe of Rs 10 lakh

New Delhi: CBI on Friday arrested a Registrar of Firms and Societies in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh for certification of an executive committee of a society.

CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha
The accused R S Tomar had allegedly demanded Rs 1 crore as bribe from the society president, society has a huge land bank and substantial deposits in the bank, the CBI claimed.

The society, which was registered in 1978, had approached his office for certification of its newly-elected executive members as well as the president.

Tomar is alleged to have initially demanded Rs 80 lakh as bribe, which was later increased to Rs 1 crore, CBI claimed.

The complainant, however, informed CBI’s anti-corruption branch, which laid a trap and arrested Tomar while he was allegedly accepting Rs 10 lakh as the first instalment of the bribe.

Sources said that, before the arrest, CBI had registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and monitored his telephone calls.

The executive committee was required to be certified by the Registrar, Firms and Societies, including the names of the office bearers.

Searches were carried out at Tomar’s office and residence, the sources said. They claimed that sleuths had recovered nearly Rs 5 lakh in cash from his home.