Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020

CBI court sends DRI ADG, two others to judicial custody in bribery case

New Delhi: A CBI court sent an Additional Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two others to judicial custody till January 6 in connection with an alleged Rs 25 lakh bribery case.

CBI team on Wednesday arrived at the residence of ADG DRI Chander Shekhar at Ludhiana.

The CBI had on Wednesday arrested Additional Director General, DRI, Ludhiana, Chander Shekhar and two private persons– Anup Joshi and Rajesh Dhanda including a friend of Chander Shekhar in an alleged bribery case.

Special CBI judge Kiran Bansal has decided to send all the three accused to judicial custody till January 6 after concluded the arguments. All these accused today produced at the residence of concern judge.

Advocate Sanjay Abott, who represented one of the accused in the case, opposed the remand application filed by the CBI.

It was alleged that in June 2019, the DRI had conducted a search at a private clearing agency which provides services to various exporters, a CBI spokesperson said here, adding some documents pertaining to an exporter were also seized.

According to the CBI, a case was registered against Shekhar on a complaint. It was alleged that in June 2019, DRI Ludhiana had conducted a search at a private clearing agency which provides services to various exporters. In this search, some documents pertaining to an exporter were also seized.

The complainant, a resident of Delhi submitted a complaint to CBI that a Clearing House Agent and a close friend of Shekhar demanded Rs. 3 crore on behalf of Shekhar for ensuring that he would not be implicated by DRI pertaining to recovery of his documents.

CBI caught both private persons while demanding and accepting Rs 25 lakh from the complainant. During the investigation, Shekhar was also arrested. Searches are being conducted at the premises including residence/office of arrested accused located at Delhi, Noida and Ludhiana.

ANI

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