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.