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CBI Arrests Home Ministry Staff for Offering Rs 16 Lakh Bribe to Senior Agency Officer

The agency arrested Dheeraj Singh, a section officer in the ministry, who deals with empanelment of IPS officers. Singh was caught with about Rs 70 lakh in cash, they said.

Nitisha Kashyap | CNN-News18

Updated:September 12, 2019, 6:25 PM IST
CBI Arrests Home Ministry Staff for Offering Rs 16 Lakh Bribe to Senior Agency Officer
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested a section officer of Ministry of Home Affairs for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 16 lakh to a senior agency officer for influencing a case.

The accused has been identified as Dheeraj Kumar Singh, section officer at MHA who deals with empanelment of IPS officers. The CBI has also Dinesh Chand Gupta, co-accused in the case and about Rs16 lakh in cash has been recovered.

The complainant, a senior CBI officer, alleged that Dheeraj and Dinesh offered him a bribe of Rs 2 crore in lieu of his help in settling a preliminary inquiry.

The duo was arrested while giving Rs 16 lakh to the complainant in a trap laid by CBI. The agency also conducted searches at the residence of accused and some incriminating documents have been recovered.

CBI has registered a case under IPC 120 B (criminal conspiracy) among several others.

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