Two Narcotics officials caught in bribe case; sent 14-day judicial custody

Bhopal: A special CBI court in Indore remanded three accused including two senior officials of the Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) in 14-day judicial custody in a bribery case.

CBI Interim Director Rakesh Asthana
CBI Interim Director Rakesh Asthana

“Bhopal branch of CBI had registered a case in October this year under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 against Mukesh Khatri, CBN Superintendent posted in Ujjain, Dharm Singh Meena, another Superintendent posted in Kota (Rajasthan) and other unknown person on the basis a complaint,” a CBI spokesman said today.

The accused had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 25 lakh by threatening to implicate the complainant in a case of his friend Sudhir Gupta, who was booked by Meena under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Kota.

The release stated that Meena demanded the bribe through Khatri.

“Bhopal unit of CBI yesterday filed the charge-sheet against these accused before the special judge, CBI court, Indore,” the spokesman said, adding, the court rejected bail of the three and sent them to 14-day judicial remand.