CBI arrests official in Banihal for accepting bribe

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SRINAGAR — The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an official in Banihal area of Ramban district while accepting a bribe of Rs 18,000 from a complainant.

In a statement issued to the news agency KNO, a spokesperson said that a case was registered by CBI against the accused on allegations that the accused demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for processing his application for land settlement.

The statement reads that after negotiation, the accused agreed to accept the bribe of Rs 18,000 from the complainant.

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“CBI laid a trap yesterday and caught the accused red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 18,000 from the complainant,” it reads.

It added that searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused which led to the recovery of cash of Rs 3,71,500 and other documents, while the investigation is going on.

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